Recruitment Is Important For The Success Of A Company

952 WordsMay 7, 20154 Pages
Did you know that while the average length of an interview is 40 minutes, 33% of 2000 surveyed bosses indicated they know within the first 90 seconds if they will hire that candidate (Buckland)? When recruiting future employees, there are many factors to be considered. Not only does the candidate need to make a lot of preparation, but so does the supervisor as well. Recruiting the appropriate candidates is extremely important to the success of a company. The first step in recruitment is using the right source to find possible candidates. Supervisors can use internal searches, advertisements, employee referrals, public employment agencies, school placements, and many other sources to recruit employees. Each have their advantages and disadvantages, and some are more effective than others. In most cases, it has been proven that employee referrals attain the best candidates. One reason is because the candidates will have already been prescreened by the referred. Second reason being, the recommender is knowledgeable about both the job and the candidate seeking the job which leads them to choose those who are well qualified for the position. Another reason is simply because of the current employee’s reputation. An employee will not refer a person if their reputation is threatened, so they tend to refer those that they are fairly confident won’t make them look bad. One disadvantage to using employee referrals is that the workplace will lack in a mix of employees and
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