What is Recruitment? - Recruitment and Selection

What is Recruitment?

Recruitment is a procedure of classifying, screening, shortlisting and hiring possible means for filling up the available positions in an organization. It is a core task of Human Resource Management.

Recruitment is the procedure of selecting the right person for the right position and at the right time. Recruitment also mentions to the procedure of attracting, selecting, and appointing potential candidates to meet the administration’s resource necessities.


The appointment of the candidates can be done on the inside, i.e. within the organization, or from external sources. And the process should be done within a time limit and it should be cost effective.

Importance of Recruitment

Recruitment is one of the most important happenings of the HR team. If the recruitment procedure is efficient, then

  • The organization gets more contented and more creative employees
  • Attrition rate decreases.
  • It builds a good workplace environment with good employee relationships.
  • It effects in overall growth of the organization.

Here is a list that displays the tenacity and reputation of Recruitment in an organization −

  • It governs the current and future job necessity.
  • It rises the pool of job at the minimal cost.
  • It assistances in the growing the success rate of selecting the right candidates.
  • It helps in decreasing the likelihood of short term employments.
  • It comes across the organization’s social and legal responsibilities with regards to the work force.
  • It helps in detecting the job candidates and selecting the suitable resources.
  • It helps in growing organizational effects for a short and long term.
  • It helps in assessing the efficiency of the numerous recruitment techniques.
  • It attracts and inspires the applicants to apply for the jobs in an organization.
  • It defines the present, future necessities of the organization and plan according.
  • It links the possible employees with the employers.
  • It helps in increasing the achievement ratio of the selection process of prospective candidates.
  • It helps in making a talent pool of potential candidates, which allows in selecting the right candidates for the right job as per the administrative requirements.

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