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Meaning of Recruitment

Meaning of Recruitment

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Published by: Sagar Rajpathak on Jul 01, 2010
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Meaning Of Recruitment
According to Edwin B. Flippo,
is the process of searching the candidates for employment and stimulatingthem to apply for jobs in the organisation”.
isthe activity that links the employers and the job seekers. Afew definitions of recruitment are:A process of finding and attracting capable applicants for
 employment. The process begins when new recruits aresought and ends when their applications are submitted. Theresult is a pool of applications from which new employeesare selected.It is the process to discover sources of manpower to
 meet the requirement of staffing schedule and to employeffective measures for attracting that manpower in adequatenumbers to facilitate effective selection of an efficientworking force.Recruitment of candidates is the function preceding theselection, which helps create a pool of prospectiveemployees for the organisation so that the management canselect the right candidate for the right job from this pool.The main objective of the
is toexpedite the selection process.Recruitment is a continuous process whereby the firmattempts to develop a pool of qualified applicants for thefuture human resources needs even though specificvacancies do not exist. Usually, the recruitment processstarts when a manger initiates an employee requisition for aspecific vacancy or an anticipated vacancy.
i.e. the needs arising from changes in organization andretirement policy.
Anticipated needs are those movements in personnel, whichan organization can predict by studying trends in internaland external environment.
Resignation, deaths, accidents, illness give rise tounexpected needs.
Purpose & Importance of Recruitment
Purpose and Importance of Recruitment
are givenbelow:Attract and encourage more and more candidates to
 apply in the organisation.Create a talent pool of candidates to enable the selection
 of best candidates for the organisation.
Determine present and future requirements of the
 organization in conjunction with its personnelplanning and job analysis activities.
is the process which links theemployers with the employees.Increase the pool of job candidates at minimum cost.
Help increase the success rate of selection process by
 decreasing number of visibly under qualified oroverqualified job applicants.Help reduce the probability that job applicants once
 recruited and selected will leave the organization onlyafter a short period of time.Meet the organizations legal and social obligations
 regarding the composition of its workforce.Begin identifying and preparing potential job
 applicants who will be appropriate candidates.Increase organization and individual effectiveness of 
and sources for all typesof job applicants

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