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1

What is recruitment?

The process involved in finding new recruits for a place of work.

2

Where are places to find work?

- job centre
- notice boards
- internal
- websites
- articles
- word of mouth

3

What are some of the things people being recruited are tested for?

- tests to measure skills
- measuring people against certain personalities
- grammar and handwriting tests
- take unofficial references not from workers or friends

4

What is commission?

Getting paid by how much of something you sell

5

What are 4 reasons why a business needs to recruit new staff?

- business expansion - increasing sales of products, developing new products, entering a new market
- existing employees leave
- business needs employees with new skills
- business is relocating - not all of the existing workforce want to move

6

What are advantages of external recruitment?

- agencies will go through the recruitment process for the business
- more likely to get someone with specific skills and experience
- brings new ideas
- larger pool of workers to chose from

7

What are the disadvantages of external recruitment?

- more expensive - agencies charge high fees
- it is riskier
- the process is longer/slower
- may not be effective enough to reveal the best candidate

8

What are the advantages of internal recruitment?

- less risk to the business
- trusted person
- knows their skills
- faster decision
- already know the culture of the business
- promotional
- motivation
- cheaper

9

What are the disadvantages of internal recruitment?

- needs new skills
- jealously - lack of motivation
- already knows the persons strengths and weaknesses
- no new blood
- limits numbers of potential applicants
- creates another vacancy which needs to be filled

10

What is internal recruitment?

When a business fills a vacancy that may be available with someone who is already an employee.

11

What is external recruitment?

When a business recruits someone to fill a vacancy from those outside of the organisation.

12

What are the 3 general stages of recruitment?

stage 1 - define requirements
stage 2 - attract potential applicants
stage 3 - pick the best applicant

13

What are the 9 stages of recruitment?

1 - vacancy identified
2 - job description
3 - person specification
4 - advertise vacancy
5 - long list
6 - short list
7 - interview
8 - appoint successful candidates
9 - induction training

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What is a job description?

A description of the job that is being recruited for.

15

What is a job specification?

A description of the sort of person who would be the ideal candidate for the job.

16

What 7 things are included in a job description?

- job title
- purpose of the job
- position within organisation
- specific duties to be carried out
- any other responsibilities
- where the job will be based
- conditions of work and hours

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What 7 things are included in a job specification?

- title of the job
- department they're going to work in
- description of job
- qualifications that are required for the job
- experience required
- skills
- personal attributes or qualities