BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

Effective recruitment means attracting and hiring the best candidates for the position.

Recruitment and selection processes are subject to equal employment and anti-discrimination legislation. These are the common recruitment and selection steps:

  • Workforce planning – to identify and justify a future need to recruit (replacing existing headcount or increasing headcount).

  • Recruitment planning – to prepare the recruitment approach (internal, external, agencies, budgets, timelines etc.).

  • Job/person specification – to identify the requirements of the role (duties, responsibilities) and the requirements of the person (skills, qualities, qualifications,

  • experience) to fulfil the role objectives.

  • Sourcing strategy – to identify the most effective means of attracting the best candidates.

  • Pre-screening – to filter applications and shortlist candidates to progress.

  • Candidate assessment – to formally test the knowledge, skills and/or qualities of potential candidates.

  • Interview/selection – to draw out as much relevant information from and gain sufficient impressions about the candidates to allow the interviewer to make an accurate

  • assessment of their suitability for the job as defined by the job description and person specification.

  • Hire – to formally make the offer of employment and gain the candidate’s commitment to undertake the role.

  • Induct – to welcome the successful candidate into their new role/team/organisation.

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