Gettingthe right employees is quite a challenging process given the limitedtime available for the employer to determine the abilities ofcandidates during the recruitment and selection processes. However,there are several tips that can help the recruitment and selectionteams in hiring the right candidates. The hiring team should be ableto describe the job before it can commence the process of recruitment(Hanlon, 2006). This gives the recruitment team an opportunity tolearn more about the required duties, skills, and responsibilities.
Therecruitment team should then come up with a recruitment strategy. Aneffective recruitment strategy should ensure that the recruitmentprocess focuses on the qualities (such as qualifications, skills, andexperience) of the candidates, instead of their socialcharacteristics.
Oncethe recruitment process is closed, the hiring team should adopt theright strategy for selection of the right candidates (Hanlon, 2006).The strategy should help the recruiting team in selecting candidateson a pre-determined criterion, instead of their physicalcharacteristics, such as disability, gender, or race. This is becausethe interest of the organization is to have employees who will helpit achieve its goals and strategic plans.
Allapplicants should be subjected to the same type of test (such as theinterview questions) in order to ensure that they are assessed on thebasis of a similar criterion. However, the recruiting team can usedifferent approaches (including a psychometric test, presentation,and scenario tests) to conduct the test. A selection process that isaccomplished through an interview is more reliable. However, theinterview has to be objective and time constrained.
Inconclusion, the process of recruiting good employees, but hiring bademployees is expensive in the long-run. The recruitment teams shoulduse credible methods to get good employees.
Hanlon,C. and Stewart, B. (2006). Managing Personnel in Major Sport EventOrganizations: What Strategies are required? EventManagement,Volume 10, Number 1, December 2006, p. 77-88(12).