Growing Your Workforce Part 1: Recruitment and Selection

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 9 February 2022
Leeanne Armstrong
Issues covered: Recruitment and Selection; Job Descriptions; Data Protection

With the start of the year often a time when recruitment may pick up, we’re starting 2022 looking at best practices for recruitment and selection. Good recruitment practices provide a first impression to candidates and the market about your employer brand and values, so it is important to get right.

There can be many considerations and stages to the recruitment process when hiring a new employee. The process may vary depending on the nature of your organisation but will typically consist of:

  • Identifying a vacancy
  • Writing the job description and preparing an employee specification
  • Advertising and inviting applications
  • Shortlisting and selection
  • Making an offer of employment

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This article is correct at 09/02/2022

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