Recruitment and selection

Recruitment is the process of finding people to work for a company.

Selection refers to the methods used to choose the best or most suitable candidate for the vacancy.

There are ten stages of a recruitment and selection process. The first six stages make up the recruitment process. The last four make up the selection process.

  1. Identify the vacancy
  2. Carry out a job analysis
  3. Create a job description
  4. Create a person specification
  5. Advertise the job
  6. Send out application forms or request curriculum vitae (CVs)
  7. Collect CVs/application forms
  8. Create a shortlist
  9. Hold interviews/testing
  10. Inform successful candidate