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Southwood School: A Case Study in Recruitment and Selection
By Fiona L. Robson

Project team Author: SHRM project contributor: External contributor: Editor: Design: Fiona L. Robson Bill Schaefer, SPHR Nancy A. Woolever, SPHR Sharon H. Leonard Courtney J. Cornelius, copy editor Terry Biddle, graphic designer

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Southwood School: A Case Study in Recruitment and Selection

recrUItmeNt aND SeLectIoN caSe StUDY Teaching Notes This case study has been developed to provide resources to promote learning and understanding in the area of recruitment and selection. Purpose This case will help students understand the complexities involved in effective recruitment and selection. This fictionalized case study is based on a real organization. Although based in an educational institution, many of the issues are the same across different countries and sectors. The author of this case study was the HR Manager in the organization. Setting Industry: Size: Staff Size:

UK public sector, education (a mixed comprehensive secondary school). The annual revenue of the organization is more than £1 million, but it is a government-funded, nonprofit organization. 120 employees (80 teaching and 40 non-teaching).

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