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
– 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
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
o Promotion or lateral transfer of people within the
o Movement of current employees into training and
Effective recruitment and selection practices can mean the difference
between an organizatio