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Introduction to Recruitment and Selection - Chapter 1

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Human Resources Management
HRM 3470
Mary Jo Ducharme

Chapter 1 What are “Best Practices” in Recruitment and Selection? • You want to be contributing to the organizational goals and objectives - You want to link your selection practices with the overall strategy of the organization. To do this you need to know the strategy, if you’re privy to it. • Use valid and reliable measures. • Your selection system has to be legally defensible. If your selection system is reliable and valid (based on a sound and solid job analysis), then you can expect from your selection system: – Reduce employee turnover and increase productivity – Increase in productivity through performance appraisal with accurate information. – Are responsible for up to 15% of a firm’s relative profit – Correlate with an organization’s long-term profitability and productivity ratios – Help to establish employee trust – Improve the KSA’s of current/future employees Recruitment – trying to generate an applicant pool for a specific position. Recruiting in certain areas to recruit certain people (fluent in Mandarin). Selection – from applicant pool have to decide who is worthy of the job. Choice of job candidates from a previously generated applicant pool in a way that will meet management goals and objectives as well as current legal requirements. – Interview, cognitive ability test o Hiring at entry level from applicants external to the organization o Promotion or lateral transfer of people within the organization o Movement of current employees into training and development programs Effective recruitment and selection practices can mean the difference between an organizatio
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