Best Guidelines to Recruitment and Selection

March 31, 20143:25 pm1403 views
Best Guidelines to Recruitment and Selection
Best Guidelines to Recruitment and Selection

Recruitment is a very tedious process for HR departments. Selecting and recruiting the right person for the job requires expertise apart from knowing all the guidelines and laws regarding discrimination. Choosing an employee that may someday be a big contributor to the company can be rewarding for HR departments.

The following tips are essential aspects HR management needs to consider when recruiting and choosing the right talent that will become a welcome addition to the company.

1.    Consider the company’s needs and future plans

HR management should always put in mind that it is hiring for the company’s future. The best employees are those that will position the company to move forward as time goes by, rather than an employee that can only handle today’s tasks. Likewise the management involved in recruitment should take a look at the skillsets of the different employees, and assess which skills the company needs in the future, not just focusing on the job descriptions of the present time. Acknowledging the company’s strategy for the future will help in determining which talents to pick.

2.    Study the Job

Studying what job position to fill is not enough; if HR management want to hire the right people it must know everything what that job position needs. If the company already has a top employee that is on the same position, analyze the profile of that employee and list down the characteristics that make him ideal for the position.

Apart from skillset also consider the work ethics required for the job. These combined qualifiers can now be considered as the standards in hiring for the right talent. Once these standards are set, the hiring process will be a lot easier and chances of getting a good match will be higher.

3.    Create a hiring process and utilize it

Creating an effective recruitment and hiring system saves the HR management time and money. Conversational skills are not enough to pick between the right candidates. A standardized hiring process, which includes background checks, assessments, interviews and screening, will help streamline the recruitment and selection process. The importance of the position will determine how heavy the hiring process should be for a certain candidate. Many tools are readily available regarding interviewing; all of them will provide unique results than of the traditional interview.

4.    Match people to their specific jobs

Understanding what the specific jobs demand would help identify the right kind of talents to fill the positions. There are several processes that can determine the right talent: skill assessments, candidate screening, performance-based assessments, and personality-based interviews. Utilizing these tools and processes during recruitment and selection will help determine the talent-job match.  Since no single technique can determine what a candidate’s performance will be on-the-job, using all of these methods will complement each other and bring out the details needed to pick out the best employees.

The key to better recruitment and selection is adopting different approaches and hiring techniques. Likewise, creating a solid hiring process ensures a fast execution and ensures better talent-job matching.

Read also: Finding the Right Formula to Attract and Retain Talent

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