Northwest State College
Recruiting is becoming an essential function of Human Resource Management. As labor markets continue to shift, recruiting needs to be incorporated into strategic HR planning since its fundamental purpose is to fill positions that are critical in achieving organizational goals. This paper will focus on what would cause an individual to not consider a position, the approval procedure for applicants, and components of an ideal recruiting system using the supplemental case: Northwest State College.
There are times when HR managers find it difficult to fill certain positions, even if they have an adequate number of applicants due to ...view middle of the document...
Additionally, the school policy requires two candidates be chosen to come to the campus in hopes of accomplishing adequate screening before any candidate can be hired. These policies generally create a long waiting period for potential hires. The process is even less desirable considering Northwest State requires candidates pay their own travel expenses, and they will only reimburse candidates that are offered and accept a position. This is not in line with other small colleges in the region that pay full or partial travel expenses. Furthermore, Northwest State’s salary scale and benefits are lower than similar colleges in the area so it is no wonder Northwest State has been unsuccessful in filling much needed positions.
Ideal Recruiting System
To improve their recruitment rates, Northwest State should revamp their practices and procedures. A job analysis should be performed for any position needing to be filled as this will help an employer determine what skill set is needed and what the position is worth. There should be as few sign offs as possible and no mandatory number of applicants interviewed so the process of recruiting to offering a position is done in a specified and as short as possible...