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by Kshipra Singh 1.What is Recruitment ? - Recruitment is the process of identifying, screening and hiring the most suitable candidate for a job vacancy. - The candidate might be hired internally or from external sources - The process must be performed in timely and cost effective manner - It can also be termed as a process linking the employers and the employees 2. Explain the purpose and importance of recruitment. The purpose of recruitment is to: - Attract the maximum number of candidates to the organization and encourage them to apply - Create strong database and select the best candidate for the position - Ascertain the current and future manpower requirements of the organization - Make the hiring exercise a cost effective one Importance of recruitment is: - To identify the potential candidates within the organization for future man power requirements - To identify the outside candidates and hire them to meet the man power requirements - To establish various sources of candidates - To help in increasing the success of hiring process 3. Explain recruitment process. The recruitment process tries to get the best manpower for the organization.
Identifying the vacancy .Job notifications in the print/ online media .Taking the employee higher up in the hierarchy .Arranging the interviews . .Transfer .Demotion .Short listing the candidates .It means getting the absolutely new candidate to the company.Preparing the job specifications and description of the potential candidate .College campuses .Advertising the requirement .Conducting the interviews and deciding on the candidate 4. The sources of these employees could be many: . Internal recruitment can be done by: .It means getting the candidate from within the organization to fulfil a vacancy.These could be the retired or retrenched employees .Promotion .Placement agents .Receiving and managing the applications . The process consists of following major steps: .internal and external. Internal recruitment .It can be considered as the first strategic step towards the success of an organization.Lowering the position of an employee in the hierarchy for various reasons External recruitment . What are the various internal and external sources of recruitment? There can be two kinds of sources of recruitment for organizations .Ex-employees .transferring an employee from one location/ department to other.
) Human Resource Planning iii. It can be termed as the first step in developing an . These could be i..) Availability of talent ii.Labour contractors 5.Employee referral program .) Legal conditions v. Internal factors .The factors which are under the control of organization are called internal factors. Explain the internal and external factors affecting recruitment.) Economic condition of the market vi. There can be various internal and external factors which affect the recruitment process.) Recruitment policy of the organization ii.) Recruitment policy of the competitors 6.) Politico-social environment iv.) Brand image of the organization iii.Employment exchange .Unsolicited applicants .These are the factors which are not under the control of the organization.) Expansion plans iv. What should be the focus of recruitment policy of a company? A good recruitment policy helps the organization in developing an effective recruitment process.) Cost of recruitment External factors . These could be i.
Developing cost effective recruitment process . A recruitment policy defines the recruitment objectives and clearly defines the framework to work within. merit based selection .Recruitment of contractual employees . What are the main components of a recruitment policy? The main components of a recruitment policy are: . legally and economically friendly 7.Appointing an authority for final decision .Government laws .Cost of recruitment .Helping the employees identify their potential .Using the services of placement agents . Various factors which can affect the recruitment policy of a company are: .Being socially. politically.Sources of recruitment .Its objectives .Payment terms and conditions for placement agents .Time available .Recruiting the best talent .Social and economic .Political environment .efficient recruitment process.Being unbiased towards all candidates .Obtaining requirements from departments .Terms of recruitment .Policies of the competitors .Promoting transparent. A good recruitment policy should focus on: .Preferred recruitment sources 8.Selection process . List some factors that affect the recruitment policy of a company.
Poaching in recruitment means hiring the employee of a competitor who is working in the same capacity as desired by you..It provides access to the expertise of the placement agents .Advertising on job portals . The employee is usually hired by offering him better salary and perks.Screening the database of candidates on job portals The advantages of e-recruitment are: .Large pool of candidates to choose from .Employment terms and conditions 9.It allows the organizations to focus on core and strategic activities . . The main advantages of doing so are as follows: .Building a recruitment section on company's website. This is a major challenge faced by the HR managers as it causes the leakage of talent from an organization and effects its productivity. List the e-recruitment techniques. Three main techniques used in e-recruitment are: .Reduction in recruitment cost 10. What are the advantages of erecruitment? E-recruitment means using internet for the recruitment services. What are the advantages of outsourcing the recruitment services? Many organizations outsource their recruitment services to the placement agencies.Helps in saving time .It leads to optimal use of resources and time . 11. Explain Poaching/ Raiding.Lower cost of advertising the job openings .
. .Recruitment process get a pool of candidates for the selection process to work and choose the best one.Screening the database brings in only relevant candidates .Recruitment encourages more and more people to apply while selection eliminates unsuitable candidates to zero down on the best one. accurate and unbiased processing of various applications.Recruitment aims at searching for the talent and promoting the candidates to apply for the position while selection is the process of screening the candidates to fill a position with the most suitable candidate.It helps in better communication. Differentiate between recruitment and selection.Paper less process . . What is recruitment management system? What are its features and benefits? .day out access to the database . .Day in . reliable.It works as a good interface between various parties involved in the whole process .more organised 12.The system helps in efficient management of system by automatically maintaining the database of candidates. .Recruitment management system is a tool for effective management of recruitment process. ..There is no contractual agreement between the employee and the employer in the recruitment process while after the selection a contract is agreed upon by the employee and the employer. . 13. It helps in quick.
Estimate the tangible and intangible benefits that have come from the recruitment exercise. In order to maximize the ROI through recruitment activities. Explain the process of recruitment through placement agents. a company should look for in the consultant before hiring them . 15. How would you maximize your ROI on recruitment? Recruitment is a time and money consuming activity.If the candidate is selected.14. a company should keep following things in mind: . .Brief the consultant about the profile and the candidate . Establishing the clear goals doesn't leave a place for confusion in the system.Ensure that the people working in the recruitment process are well trained.Company's representative shortlists the CVs sent by consultants . .Develop effective ways to measure critical results. he is given an offer after the negotiation else the consultant sends another candidate 16. Following are the important qualities. it looks for a consultant to do this job.Interview is scheduled by the agent . What qualities would you look for in consultants before getting them on board for your recruitment activities? If a company decides to outsource its recruitment activities.Clearly define the achievements you expect from the recruitment process. The process of recruitment through placement agents consists of following steps: .Precise estimation of time and cost of recruitment.Placement consultant shortlist some candidates and sends the CVs .Interview conducted by the company's representative .Experience and expertise in the sector . . .
competitor's employees. Sometimes the companies require only . domain knowledge.Achievements in the last projects . What challenges have you faced as a recruiter? Major challenges a recruiter faces are: . These people are called expats.Lack of candidates in some particular domain .Identifying the jobs . What are the elements of an effective recruitment strategy? The purpose of a recruitment strategy is to hire the best talent a company desires in a timely and cost effective manner. employee referral .job portals.Lack of proper job analysis 19. the company tries to hire people from other geographical locations.Sources to tab .Lack of self motivation . campuses.Resources they possess . what qualities will you try to judge during the interview? When there is a shortage of skills and talents at a particular geographical location.Result orientation 17.Assigned recruiters .Lack of agility in the process ..Flexibility and adaptability .Process to evaluate and hire candidates 18. . Following are the main elements of an effective recruitment strategy: .Changing trends of the market .performance. If you are required to recruit expats.Lack of job prioritization .Type of candidates required depending on their . experience.
expats for certain positions . What do you understand by "Equal Employment Opportunity"? Equal employment opportunity means an equal and fair treatment for all people. marital status. age. pregnancy etc. sexuality.Adaptability and Flexibility . disability. There is no discrimination among the employees or candidates on the basis of: race. Equal employment Opportunities help in overall development of both the society as well as the organization.Family conditions .Open mindedness .Any past international work experience . sex.Cultural sensitivity .depending on their recruitment strategy.Level of self-motivation 21. While hiring expats it is important to judge following qualities in them: . .Professional qualifications and expertise . They help the organizations in creating a good image for themselves and discharging their social responsibilities.
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