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Summary (Recruitment)

Summary (Recruitment) Recruitment is the process of finding and attracting capable applicants to apply for employment. Although operating managers are often involved, much of the recruitment process is the responsibility of professionals in the HR department; these professionals are called recruiter~ Recruiters should be aware of the constraints and challenges surrounding the recruitment process before they attempt to find suitable…

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References

References Besides traditional references from friends and previous employers, applications may ask forpther “referencelike” information. Questions may explore the job seeker’s criminal record, credit history, friends and relatives who work for .the employer, or previous employment with the organization. Criminal record, credit history, and friends or relatives who work for the company may be important considerations if the job involves…

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Work History

Work History Job seekers must frequently list their past jobs. From this information, a recruiter can tell whether the applicant is one who hops from job to job or is likely to be a long-service employee. A quick review of the stated job title, duties, and responsibilities also shows whether the candidate is a potentially capable applicant. If this…

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Personal Data

Personal Data Most application blanks begin with a request for personal data. Requests for name, address, and telephone number are nearly universal. But requests for some personal data, such as place of birth, sex, race, religion, or national origin, may lead to charges of discrimination. The HR department must be able to show that these questions are job-related…

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Labor Organizations

Labor Organizations Many people with trade skills, such as carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and others in the construction trades, use the local union as a source of job referrals. In the construction industry, for example, the union hiring hall often represents the most efficient way to find qualified tradespeople Military Operations Many communities are located near military bases, which…

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Government-Funded and Community Training Programs

Government-Funded and Community Training Programs Many people lack the skills to compete for meaningful jobs. Some are the victims of a poor education; others have been displaced by the downsizing, mergers, and bankruptcies that have resulted from domestic and international competition. In an attempt to reduce unemployment among these groups and provide employers with better qualified workers, government and…

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Job Application Blanks

Job Application Blanks The job application blank collects information about recruits in a uniform manner. Even when recruits volunteer detailed information about themselves in the form of a resume, applications are often required so that the information gathered is comparable. Figure 7-5 provides an example of an application blank and its major divisions. Although the application blank is a…

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A Summary of the Recruiting Process

A Summary of the Recruiting Process applicant because of concerns about the spouse’s employment possibilities. Costs are another problem. Cost-of-living differentials, moving expenses, education for children, income tax requirements of the home and foreign locations, and housing costs are common issues. These complexities apply whether the recruiter is trying to fill an overseas position with a domestic employee or…

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International Recruiting

International Recruiting Recruitment in foreign countries presents special challenges. In advanced industrial nations, recruiters find many of the same channels that exist in North America. Additional help can sometimes be obtained from embassy or consular offices. Recruitment help from consultants or other professionals may be necessary for higher-level positions. These positions may require social acceptance, school ties, and other…

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Leased Employees

Leased Employees Similar to for-profit temporary agencies, some agencies lease employees to employers as long-term employees. Instead of the employer having to recruit, hire, pay, train, and perform other traditional HR functions, some companies simply lease a workforce from another organization. Often small businesses find the complexities of modem HR management, with its detailed laws, mandated payroll taxes, and other…

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