Recruitment refers to the overall process of attracting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates to a one or more jobs within an organisation, either permanent or temporary. The term may sometimes be defined as incorporating activities which take place ahead of attracting people, such as defining the job requirements and person specification, as well as after the individual has joined the organisation, such as induction and on boarding. Recruitment can also refer to processe s involved in Choosing individuals for unpaid positions, such as voluntary roles or training programmes.
Recruitment is a linear process. Where employers source candidates for the existing vacancies currently available. This approach is reactive in its nature, thus leads to increased lime-to-hire and cost-to-hire. At times organizations compromise eve non quality in order to manage cost and time.