Recruitment is the process of finding and hiring the best-qualified candidate (from within or outside of an organization) for a job opening, in a timely and cost effective manner.
The recruitment process includes thus:-
Step 1 – Before you start looking
Put together information about the nature of the job, especially if it is a position being created for the first time. Think about the following:
A The content (such as the tasks) making up the job
B. The output required by the job holder (work hours, number of clients etc.)
C. How it fits into the structure of the practice/organisation
D. The skills and personal attributes needed to perform the role effectively.
E. This analysis forms the basis of a job description and person specification.
Step 2 – Preparing a job description
A job description states the necessary and desirable criteria for selection. Increasingly such specifications are based on a set of competencies identified as necessary for the performance of the job which Include:
A. Skills, aptitude, knowledge and experience
B. Qualifications (which should be only those necessary to do the job – unless candidates are recruited on the basis of future potential, for example graduates)
C. Personal qualities relevant to the job, such as ability to work as part of a team.
Source: John F. Morrissey & Co (JFMLAW | Apr 29, 2014)