Recruitment (hiring) is a core function of human resource management. Recruitment refers to the overall process of attracting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates for jobs (either permanent or temporary) within an organization. Recruitment can also refer to processes involved in choosing individuals for unpaid positions, such as voluntary roles or unpaid trainee roles.
Managers, human resource generalists and recruitment specialists may be tasked with carrying out recruitment, but in some cases public-sector employment agencies, commercial recruitment agencies, or specialist search consultancies are used to undertake parts of the process. Internet-based technologies to support all aspects of recruitment have become widespread.
Recruitment includes the understanding and implementation of the following:
Recruitment Process Outsourcing, or commonly known as "RPO" is a form of business process outsourcing (BPO) where a company engages a third party provider to manage all or part of its recruitment process.
The recruitment process includes advertising, screening, preliminary interviews, reference checking and legal compliance to select suitable candidates for the position. Selected cv's are submitted for consideration to the client, followed by the arrangement of interviews with top caliber candidates.
The clear and accurate definition of recruitment criteria, in alignment with business objectives, is critical for successful recruitment, together with an understanding of the business culture and work environment.