Recruitment and selection process

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Recruitment and selection process
Recruitment is the process of having the right person, in the right place, at the right time. It is crucial to organisational performance. Recruitment is a critical activity, not just for the HR team but also for line managers who are increasingly involved in the selection process. All those involved in recruitment activities should be equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills.
Before creating business plans or making decisions, it is important to 'scan ' the external environment. This can be achieved through a PESTLE analysis, i.e. an investigation of the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental influences on a business. In addition it is also important to be aware
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Diversity policies should be incorporated in a business 's core strategy, not only as a duty to comply with the diversity legislation, but also as an integral strategy in developing the business.
Diversity policies need to be mainstreamed and made the norm rather than the exception. This prevents them from being restricted to, and associated with, specific groups of people.
Acknowledging and identifying the benefits of a diverse workforce is the first step towards making a positive change.
Recruitment methods
External recruitment is concerned with generating a pool of qualified candidates through external sources of employment. Under it, following methods of recruitment are adopted.
1. Direct Recruitment
Direct recruitment refers to a process of recruiting qualified candidates from external sources by placing a notice of vacancy in an organization 's notice board.
2. Casual Callers
This method of recruitment is concerned with using previously applied candidates as a source of recruitment. This method avoids the costs of recruiting people from other sources.
3. Advertising
Advertising is one of the most common and popular methods of external recruitment under which the job vacancy is announced through different print and electronic media.
4. Employment
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