- Recruitment - the process of finding and appointing new employees
- Job description - a detailed statement of the nature of the job and tasks involved
- Person specification - a profile of the type of person likely to make a good applicant
- Application form - A form that employers ask you to complete so that they can save time and assess only the relevant information that they are looking for from potential applicants
- Job advert - A summary of a job opportunity that identifies the key components of a job and the profile of the person the company is looking
- Internal recruitment - takes place when a job vacancy is filled from within the existing workforce
- External recruitment - is filling a job vacancy from any suitable person not already employed by the business
- Selection process - the process of choosing the right person for a specific job
- Assessment centres - Activities set up to assess applicants for a job. Candidates will have to take place in group activities and interviews and will be assessed against other candidates for a job role
- Psychometric testing - personality trait tests that look at how a person thinks and their values and opinions on life, work and people. These assess a candidates attitude and approach which is important when you are selecting new staff that you need to introduce into a team.
Paper 1 Revision
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- The internet is becoming an increasingly important way for large businesses to attract job applicants
- Recruiting staff is expensive in terms of both money and managers' time
- Businesses use application forms, interviews, job descriptions and people specifications as well as different tests to help them determine the best person to fill a vacancy
- The way an employee is recruited will often depend upon the type of vacancy being filled - director, manager, supervisor, worker etc. Different tests, trial shifts or assessment centres can be used accordingly.
Did you know... that four out of five Tesco employees shopped at the supermarket chain before getting a job there.
Group activity Discuss whether advertising vacancies on the internet is the best way of attracting applicants for a job!
Discussion Discuss how useful formal interviews are in determining who is the best person for the job. Are there better ways that could be used
Web-based activity Compare the recruitment process used by Tesco with the other major supermarkets. Produce a list of similarities and differences.
Typical exam questions on recruiting staff
- What is a head office?
- How does Tesco advertise for its staff?
- What job does a Tesco picker do?
- What is a job description?
- What is a probationary period?
- What does a recruitment agency do?
- What is a people specification contain on it?
- Give two items of information that might be asked for on an application form
- Explain why a firm might be worries about a high labour turnover
- Explain why an applicants date of birth is not usually included on an application form.
- Give two advantages of recruiting managers internally
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