5 easy steps to understanding recruitment and job placement
10th Feb, 2017

5 easy steps to understanding recruitment and job placement

What is recruitment?

Recruitment is the process of finding and hiring qualified candidates, this can be from within or outside an organisation. The recruitment process analyses the recruitment of the job, screening and selecting candidates, attracting employees to that job and hiring the right candidate.

Recruiters and head-hunters are specialists that find appropriate employees for positions in different sectors. A corporate recruiter will approach a candidate within the company and will base the search on performance and recommendation. Most educational establishments offer job placement as part of their overall tuition agreement. The employment agencies usually bill for the cost of finding appropriate employees and sometimes job seekers are required to pay a portion of their salary back to the agency.

If the agency are recruiting you for a permanent position then the fee might not apply, government and social services are typically free of charge. Training and placements are offered by government agencies such as Department of Work and Pension as part of their get back to work scheme.

5 easy steps to understanding recruitment and job placement

  1. Planning is the first step in the recruitment process, in this stage you will need to develop a job specification, outline major and minor responsibilities, skills, experience, grade level, pay, and qualifications required. At this stage you need to figure out whether the position is permanent or temporary too.
  1. Now that you have figured out which qualifications and pay rate the client requires, the next step will be to create a strategic plan for recruiting the candidates for the organisation. You will need to consider issues such as what type of recruitment method to use, the geographical area for which the candidates should be located and which source of recruitment needs to be practiced.
  1. You will now need to attract the candidates to your job advert, there are many ways to attract candidates, and this can be done internally and externally. Internally you can search for the candidates within the company and different departments. You can also advertise the role externally via different job boards such as Reed, Jobsite or Monster; they usually have a charge for you to advertise but there will be a lot of people that will see the advert to get you the best candidates.

You can advertise externally through social media such as Facebook or twitter, most people advertise their roles through Linkedin which is a social media platform for people seeking work. Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are used by more than a million people so you are likely to get a large number of applicants.

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  1. Screening is the most important part of recruitment and job placement as the selection process can only begin when the candidates are screened and shortlisted. The applicants are usually screened by their eligibility and suitability to take on the role. Once the candidate seems appropriate for the role they are put on a short list to be decided on whether they should get an interview.
  1. The interview and offer of employment stage is the last part, if the interview has gone well then it is time to hire the candidate, so an offer needs to be put forward. The candidate might want to negotiate at this stage about their salary and their benefits.

Recruitment courses London

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