Recruitment Techniques

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Recruitment is a fundamental human resource function that overarches many different aspects of the organisation’s overall performance. There are many different ways to recruit new talent to a company, all of which have pros and cons. Therefore recruiters employ a number of different techniques to search and obtain the best possible candidates from the multitude of interested employees. In this paper, the writer seeks to analyse common recruitment techniques which include advertising, head hunting, labour agencies, referrals, existing employees and e-recruitment. The key terms to be defined are recruitment and recruitment techniques.

According to Beach (1987) recruitment is the development and maintenance of adequate manpower sources. It involves the creation of a pool of available labour from which the organisation can draw when additional employees are needed. Tyson and Fell (1996:28) define recruitment as, “the process of finding and hiring the best qualified candidate (from within or outside of an organisation) for a job opening, in a timely and cost effective manner.” Therefore, from the two definitions above, it can be said that the recruitment process involves analyzing the requirements of a job, attracting employees to that job at lower cost, ensuring that there are equal opportunity for employment for all potential applicants. The main purpose of recruitment is to ensure that a sufficient number of applicants apply for the various jobs in the firm and when required.

Recruitment techniques are therefore the various methods or strategies employed in the process of searching the candidates for employment and stimulating them to apply for jobs in the organisation. Some recruitment techniques fall under internal recruitment…...

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