ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Managing Human Resources: Human Resources Management: The recruitment process

  • Recruitment is the process of finding the best candidate for the job either from within or outside the organisation
  • The process should be carried out in a timely, efficient and effective manner
  • The recruitment process includes analyzing the requirements of a job,
  • and attracting suitable applicants for that job,
  • The main sources of of candidates are:
  • internal i.e. those people who already work for the company
  • external advertisements for example in local newspapers or online blogs
  • private employment agencies who do most of the leg work for example verifying qualifications and background checks
  • job centers for example the one run by Sunday Mail
  • Education and training centers for example universities, colleges etc
  • unsolicited letters and calls for example if the organisation is looking for a top executive it might have to head hunt him/her
  • When recruiting the organisation must adhere to applicable labour laws
  • For example equal pay despite of gender, race, tribe of the applicant
  • Making sure not to discriminate against the disabled etc

NB Recruitment is often confused with selection. The two are not one and the same. To learn more about selection click here

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