- Recruitment has become increasingly important within the new competitive environment.
- Mistakes from line or senior managers can create oppotunity costs for a firm.
- The objective of recruitment is to employ the right worker at the right time for the right job and to allow him or her to be productive.
- Recruitment methods are now changing.
- People are now using:
- The internet
- Specialized global recruitment agencies
- Social Networking
- Psychological profiling and psychometric testing
- Longer interview- some over a number of days.
- These are designed to minimize the chance of poor appointment.
- Recruitment has a number of different purposes:
- Looking for workers or new managers in addition to current staff.
- Covering contingencies such as staff illness, leave, sabbaticals or seasonal factors.
- Promoting line managers or heads of department or divisions
Internal and External Recruitment:
- Can be a powerful motivating factor for young managers wanting to move upwards
- Cheaper, but may encourage firms to be too inward-looking, thus no now ideas and perspectives.
- Encourage informal network and groups that champion their own selections.
- Time consuming
- Can remove a significant amount of work for the firm and minimize disruption
Appraisals jugde performances but can also be highly motivating for both employess and employers
- The employer has the opportunity to restate objectives and vision for the company.
- The employer can praise high-performing workers and reaffirm their role in the future of the organization, thus aiding the retention of key workers.
- The employee may get a chance to voice concerns about the organization's direction, giving them an opportunity to channel frustration. Management hear about 'grass-roots' problems and are able to pre-empt future conflict.
Many companies leave appraisal process to the end of the financial year. Others are more flexible, but it depends on the organisation.