• Unit 3: Recruitment and Selection

    Identifying the abilities job candidates should have to succeed in a position is much easier that identifying these traits within a job applicant. An employer can accumulate a pile of resumes after posting a position opening on the company website or job board. But how many resumes are worth reviewing and how many candidates are worth interviewing? You do not want to simply choose the best candidate from the applicant pool; you need to find the best person for the job.

    Businesses use many recruitment methods. For example, some use specialized recruiting firms; most ask their employees for recommendations. Next, they must determine whether each applicant has the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. Critics argue that the interview process is weak because it is too subjective. In this unit we explore several subjective and objective measures to identify the best candidate, such as finding those who share the company's ideas about its goals and objectives, and individuals who can provide the organization with a strategic competitive advantage.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 7 hours.