Recruitment and Selection: Making Sure You Are Attracting and Hiring the Best

This half day session will examine the process of recruitment and selection, the factors involved and the rationale behind this critical piece of the HR process. This session will examine what business owners need to know in order to ensure their organization is able to attract and bring onboard the candidates who will have the most significant impact on the bottom line and success of the organization. This session will examine:

  • What is the role of recruiting in my organization / what could the role look like? Do you even need a formal process for recruitment and selection?
  • What other Human Resource Management functions are tied to the recruitment and selection process?
  • What are the factors affecting the applicant-attraction process?
  • Should you recruit within or outside of your organization?
  • What recruiting methods and sources could you best make use of?
  • What selection methods should you use and how do you ensure they are capturing valid and legal information?
    • Interviews
    • Work samples
    • Tests
    • Background checks
  • How to most effectively make a job offer once you have chosen the candidate you want to hire.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will leave this session able to:

  • Describe the role of what recruitment and selection should be in their own organization and why a formal process is required;
  • Explain the objectives of the recruitment and selection process;
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of recruiting from within and outside of the organization;
  • Compare the value of different types of recruitment and selection methods;
  • Identify the various sources of information used for employee selection; and
  • Understand how to best proceed in making an offer of employment once a selection decision has been made.
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