Recruitment is a positive process of searching for prospective
employees and stimulating them to apply for the jobs in the
organisation. When more persons apply for jobs then there will be
a scope for recruiting better persons.
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Internal sources of recruitment consist
of employees who are already on the
payroll of a firm. It also includes former
employees who have returned to work
for the organization. Recruitment from
internal sources is done to fill up
vacancies through promotion, re-hiring
and transferring employees within the
External sources of recruitment
refer to the sources that lie outside
or exist external to the organization
. Every enterprise has to use
external sources of recruitment to
higher positions when existing
employees are not suitable .
A recruitment policy is a framework that clearly outlines
all your business's recruitment practices. The purpose
of a recruitment policy is to promote consistency,
transparency, compliance and adherence to labor laws and
Sometimes, some employer firms establish
direct contact with the professors and
information about students with excellent
These include the use of private employment
agencies, management consultants, professional
referral/recommendations, voluntary organisations,
trade unions, data banks, labour contractors etc., to
establish contact with the job- seekers.
Indirect methods include
advertisements in news papers, on the
radio and television, in professional
journals, technical magazines etc.
Effective recruitment and selection can contribute towards
an organization's success. During the recruitment process, both
internal and external sources of employees should be considered.
This will increase the probability of organizations attracting a wide
range of candidates.