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RECRUITMENT

Recruitment
The process of attracting individuals on a timely basis, in sufficient numbers, and with appropriate qualifications, and encouraging them to apply for jobs with an organization

Internet Recruiting
Gone from hot, but unproven, approach to integral, measurable part of recruiters toolbox

Alternatives to Recruitment
Outsourcing Contingent Workers Professional Employer Organizations (Employee Leasing) Overtime

External Environment of Recruitment


Labor Market Conditions Legal Considerations Corporate Image

Internal Environment of Recruitment


Human Resource Planning Promotion Policies Firms Knowledge of Employees Nepotism

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS External Environment Internal Environment


Human Resource Planning

Alternatives to Recruitment
Human Resource Planning

Internal Sources

External Sources

Internal Methods

External Sources

Recruited Individuals
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Recruitment Sources and Methods


Recruitment sources: Place where qualified individuals are found Recruitment methods: Means by which potential employees can be attracted to the firm

Methods Used in Internal Recruiting


Job Posting Job Bidding Employee Referrals

Internal recruiting
Advantages
Less costly Employees are already familiar with company Can boost employee morale

Disadvantages
Lack of new blood Departments can raid other departments for best employees

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External Recruitment Sources


Needs requiring external recruitment: Fill entry-level jobs Acquire skills not possessed by current employees Obtain employees with different backgrounds to provide a diversity of ideas

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External Recruitment Sources


High Schools and Vocational Schools Community Colleges Colleges and Universities Competitors and Other Firms Unemployed Older Individuals Military Personnel Self-employed Workers
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External Recruitment Methods


Advertising Employment Agencies - Private and Public Recruiters Job Fairs/Virtual Job Fairs Executive Search Firms Internships Professional Associations Walk-In Applicants Open Houses Event Recruiting Sign-on Bonuses

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External Recruiting
Advantages
Brings in new ideas

Disadvantages
May negatively impact morale and cohesion Time needed for new employee to learn ropes Usually more costly than internal recruiting

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Tailoring Recruitment Methods to Sources


Tailored to each firms needs Recruitment sources and methods vary according to position being filled. Not a lot of good research about best recruiting method
Informal methods often better than formal but can lead to lawsuits
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Recruitment for Diversity


Analysis of recruitment procedures Utilization of minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities Advertising Employment agencies People with disabilities Other suggested approaches
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