Recruiting in Labor Markets

Topics: Employment, Human resources, Labour economics Pages: 24 (690 words) Published: October 28, 2014
Recruiting in Labor
Markets
AHMAD AZMY, S.E, M.M
TANRI ABENG UNIVERSITY

OBJECTIVES








Identify different ways that labor markets can be identified and approached.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of internal and external recruiting.
Specify three internal sources for recruiting and issues associated with their use.
List and briefly discuss five external recruiting sources.
Explain why Internet recruiting has grown and how employers are conducting it.
Discuss three factors to consider when evaluating recruiting efforts.

Strategic Approach to Recruiting


Benefits of a Strategic Approach




7–3

Matches recruiting activity with organizational and human resource plans.

Acquiring the Right Human Capital Entails:


Knowing the business and industry



Identifying keys to success in the labor market



Cultivating networks and relationships



Promoting the company brand



Creating recruiting metrics

FIGURE 7-1

7–4

Strategic Recruiting Stages

Recruiting and Labor Markets


Recruiting




Labor Markets




The process of generating a pool of qualified applicants for organizational jobs
The external supply pool from which organizations attract their employees

Tight versus Loose Labor Markets
Low unemployment creates competition for employees, raising labor costs. • High unemployment results the availability of more applicants and more qualified applicants.


7–5

FIGURE 7-2

7–6

Labor Market Components

Reaching the Applicant Population
Recruiting
Decisions

Recruiting
Method

7–7

Recruiting
Message

Applicant
Qualifications

Administrative
Procedures

Different Labor Markets and Recruiting
Geographic Labor
Markets

Global Labor
Markets

Labor
Markets

Industry and
Occupational Labor
Markets
7–8

Educational and
Technical Labor
Markets

Strategic Recruiting Decisions
Organization-Based
vs.
Sample
Outsourced Recruiting

Recruiting Source
Choices:
Internal vs. External

Strategic
Sample
Recruiting
Decisions

Recruiting
Nontraditional
Sample
Workers

Recruiting and
Diversity
Sample
Considerations

7–9

Recruiting Presence
Sample
and
Image

Training of
Sample
Recruiters

Regular vs.
Sample
Flexible Staffing

FIGURE 7-3

7–10

Typical Division of HR Responsibilities: Recruiting

FIGURE 7-4

7–11

Recruiting and Diversity Considerations

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FIGURE 7-5

7–12

Advantages and Disadvantages of Internal and External Recruiting Sources

Internal Recruiting
Employee
Databases

Job
Postings

Internal
Recruiting
Sources
Former
Employees and
Applicants

Promotions
and Transfers

CurrentEmployee
Referrals
7–13

External Recruiting
High Schools,
Vocational/
Technical Schools

Colleges and
Universities

External
Recruiting
Sources
Competitors,
Media Sources, and
Job Fairs

Labor and Trade
Unions

Employment
Agencies and
Headhunters
7–14

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FIGURE 7-6

7–15

What to Include in an Effective Recruiting Ad

Internet Recruiting
E-Recruiting Places

Internet Job
Boards

7–16

Professional/
Career Websites

Employer Web
Sites

Internet Recruiting (cont’d)

7–17

Advantages

Disadvantages

• Recruiting cost savings
• Recruiting time savings
• Expanded (global) pool of
applicants
• Better targeting of specific
audiences

• More unqualified applicants
• Additional work for HR staff
• Many applicants are not
seriously seeking employment
• Access limited or unavailable to
some applicants
• Privacy of information and
discrimination issues

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Thomson/SouthWestern. All rights
reserved.

Internet Recruiting (cont’d)
The use (or misuse) of screening
software

Exclusion of protected classes
from the process

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