Glossary definition

What is recruitment?


Recruitment is the process of actively seeking out, finding and hiring candidates for a specific position or job. The recruitment definition includes the entire hiring process, from inception to the individual recruit’s integration into the company.

Process and recruitment selection

While the recruitment definition and process varies from company to company, there are some basic steps that any employer can take to make recruitment smoother and more successful, such as the following:

• Comparing different types of job recruitment software to find the ideal fit
• Establishing clearly defined standards and expectations for the ideal job applicant
• Taking proactive steps to integrate new employees with comprehensive “on-boarding”
• Staying ahead of the latest trends and best practices in recruiting

To start, a company typically outlines what the job or position entails and creates a profile of the ideal candidate. The company must then attract the candidate through advertisement or the use of recruitment software. Applicants are screened and interviewed by predetermined criteria. When the ideal candidate is chosen, they are hired and integrated into the workplace, and the recruitment process is complete. Companies often place a high value on recruitment, meaning they devote the appropriate time and resources to the process.

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