Employers are always looking for the right staff to fill the job vacancies that they have on offer. Finding the right staff means that recruitment and selection processes are a key factor in the success of any business.
In order to be truly effective it is essential that a business has the right kind of personnel. Having people who enjoy their jobs and want to make a success of them can be the making of a company, while uninterested and unsuitable staff can bring a successful business to its knees.
In order to ensure the right kind of recruitment and selection of staff means that an employer should be aware of the kind of skills that they want an employee to have. Employers should also be aware of the kind of transferable skills that will be useful to the company. This means that employers need to be quite specific when they advertise a vacancy.
If an employer decides to use the services of an agency in the recruitment and selection process, then he/she should be precise in their instructions to the recruitment consultant.
One of the most important aspects of the recruitment and selection process is to have a clear framework for short listing candidates for a vacancy. This means that an employer should have some idea of what they want to see on a personís resume or CV and what kind of experience they expect a potential employee to have had.
During the recruitment and selection process it is also wise to establish which qualities and qualifications are essential to the job and which are desirable. Once you have your shortlist of potential employees then you have to decide whether a single interview will suffice or whether you want an interview and presentation.
The recruitment and selection process is always easier if an employer can provide a recruitment agency or recruitment consultant with a very specific brief on what they want in an employee. They should also advise the agency/consultant of their own processes of selecting the right candidate. This way the agency or consultant can advise potential candidates at each stage of the recruitment and selection process.
Whoever interviews candidates for a position should be ready to provide feedback on that interview, either to the candidate themselves or to the agency representing them. Before the interview (and presentation if stipulated) takes place the employer should have a definite idea of what they are prepared to offer as an employment package.
It is not a good idea to be vague at this stage of the process because it is all too easy to forget that when it comes to recruitment and selection the candidate may also be sizing up their potential employer.
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