Recruitment & Selection process.

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Describe in detail the recruitment and selection process; show detailed knowledge of the various stages involved in the recruitment and selection process:

Throughout the following pages I will explain the reasons why a recruitment and selection process is necessary, the various stages within the process and the challenges human resource managers and employers face.

The recruitment and selection processes are often seen as one single action. However, two clear processes are involved. Recruitment is the overall process whereby companies employ staff to fill available or new positions whereas the selection process includes a series of actions to best identify the most suitable candidate for the specific vacant post.

Some of the main aims and objectives of the recruitment and selection process are to ensure that all recruitment and selection procedures meet the terms of the equal opportunities policies. If the selection process is used inappropriately it may have the potential to discriminate against certain groups, for example, young/old, gender, people with disabilities etc.

Moreover the process should also ensure that appointments are made on merit and that the candidate has the skills, qualities, abilities and experience necessary to do the job successfully.

The Recruitment and Selection process consists of: -

ØJob requisition


ØAttracting Candidates


Job requisition

Stage one in the recruitment and selection process is the job requisition. During this stage Human Resources should first consider if the post is actually needed as in some cases a new employee is not always the answer. For instance, some tasks may not be necessary, some tasks could be incorporated into another post while others could be completed in different ways, for example, by machine or computer, which may also save time. In addition, the work could perhaps be done on a part-time basis, flexi-time or job share basis or even...