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1 Recruitment and Selection: Hiring the Right Person Staffing Management Myrna L. Gusdorf, MBA, SPHR 2008

2 © SHRM Learning Objectives At the end of this module, students will understand the: > Methods used by organizations to recruit and select employees. > Legal issues that affect recruitment and selection. > HRs role in the recruitment and selection process. > Role of supervisors and peers in the recruitment and selection of team members.

3 © SHRM Hiring the Right Person: Recruitment RECRUITMENT > The process of attracting individuals in sufficient numbers with the right skills and at appropriate times to apply for open positions within the organization.

4 © SHRM Recruitment Issues Alternatives to recruitment: > Outsourcing. > Contingent labor. > Part-time employees. > Overtime. Costs of recruitment and selection: > Replacing supervisory, technical and management personnel can cost from 50 percent of salary to several hundred percent of salary.

5 5 Internal Environment Promotion from within: > Advantages: Promotion as a reward for good work. Motivational tool for other employees. Promoted employee gets up to speed must faster in his or her new job. > Disadvantages: Must fill the position vacated by the promoted employee. Lack of new ideas and creativity that may come from a new person. Jealousy from those not promoted.

6 © SHRM Internal Environment Nepotism: Hiring relatives. > Does your organization have a policy on nepotism? > May be discriminatory. > Must ensure individuals are not in supervisory positions managing their own relatives. > May create issues of favoritism.

7 © SHRM External Environment Labor market conditions: > Strong economy = difficulty hiring. > Weak economy = too many applicants.

8 © SHRM Discrimination Issues in Recruiting Civil Rights Act of Age Discrimination in Employment Act of Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1975 Americans with Disabilities Act of Local regulations can add further protections against discrimination.

9 © SHRM Internal Recruitment Job Posting: The process of announcing job openings to employees. > Job information must be made available to all employees. > Ensure minority workers and disadvantaged individuals are aware of job opportunities. > Employee cynicism occurs when there is not equal opportunity for open positions. Employee Referrals: > Some believe this is the route to the best employees. > Can perpetuate discriminatory hiring practices.

10 © SHRM External Recruitment Employment agencies. Executive search firms. In-house recruiters. Local advertising: > Newspaper. > Multimedia. Internships. Job fairs. College recruiting. Walk-in candidates.

11 © SHRM Internet Recruiting Advantages: > Inexpensive. > Quick and easy to post announcement. > Responses arrive faster and in greater quantity. > Will generate a wider range of applicants. > Applicants can be screened by computer. > Some selection tests can be administered by computer. > Automated applicant tracking. Disadvantages: > Ease of submission will result in a lot of applicants, many whom are not qualified. > May take more HR time to sort through the greater quantity of applicants.

12 © SHRM Recruitment for Diversity An ethnically diverse workforce enhances creativity and may facilitate expansion into global markets. Recruiting must generate applicants from a wide variety of individuals. Train recruiters to use objective standards. Include pictures of minority and disabled employees on recruitment flyers. Make sure ads and interviews are bi-lingual.

13 © SHRM HR Dilemma: Employee Referrals An organization starts an employee referral program to find employees for its assembly plant. The program is very effective, but no candidates from protected groups are referred or hired. 1.Could the organization be guilty of discrimination? 2.Should the organization abandon its referral program?

14 © SHRM The Employment Application Applications must include: > Applicant information. > Applicant signature certifying validity of information. > Statement of employment at will, if permitted. > Permission from the applicant for reference check. Avoid the following: > Discriminatory information. > Citizenship and Social Security data. > Information on past use of FMLA, ADA or Workers Compensation. > Disability information. > Past salary levels. > Birth date or education dates. > Drivers license information, unless driving is a job requirement.

15 © SHRM Screening Interview Usually conducted by telephone. Not done in all organizations. A few straight-forward questions. Can eliminate those less qualified early in the selection process.

16 © SHRM Selection Tests SELECTION TEST: Any instrument that is used to make a decision about a potential employee.(1) STANDARDIZATION: Uniformity of procedures and conditions related to administering tests.(2) RELIABILITY: The extent to which a selection test provides consistent results. (2) VALIDITY: The extent to which a test measures what it claims to measure. (2) Do higher test scores relate to higher success on the job? (1) Myrna L. Gusdorf (2) R. Wayne Mondy

17 © SHRM Kinds of Selection Tests Cognitive aptitude tests measure reasoning, vocabulary, verbal and numeric skills. Job knowledge tests measure knowledge regarding a particular job. Work sample tests allow candidates to demonstrate how they would work on the job. Psychomotor abilities tests assess the skill level of tasks required on the job. Personality tests assess traits and personal characteristics. They are used to determine if the applicant is the right fit for the organization. Vocational interests tests identify occupations in which the candidate is most interested. Honesty and integrity tests try to measure a candidates truthfulness.

18 © SHRM Interviewing Candidates Team or individual interviewer? Structured or patterned interview: > Pre-set questions asked of all candidates. Nondirective interview: > Minimum of questions, not planned in advance. > Open-ended questions; interviewer follows the candidates lead. Situational and problem-solving interview: > Candidate describes how he or she would solve a problem. Behavioral interview: > Candidate describes how he or she responded to a specific situation.

19 © SHRM Background Verification and Reference Checks The importance of checking: > 40 percent of applicants lie about work histories and educational backgrounds. > 20 percent of applicants falsify credentials and licenses. > 30 percent of applicants make misrepresentations on their resumes.

20 © SHRM Legal Liability DEFAMATION: The act of harming the reputation of another by making a false statement to a third party.(1) NEGLIGENCE: The failure to exercise the standard of care that a reasonably prudent person would have exercised in the same situation.(1) [1] Garner, B. A. (Ed.). (1999). A handbook of basic law terms. St. Paul, MN: West Group.

21 © SHRM Legal Liability - Negligence NEGLIGENT REFERRAL: The legal risk incurred when a past employer fails to warn a potential employer of the inherent danger presented by a former employee.(1) NEGLIGENT HIRING: The liability incurred when failing to conduct a reasonable investigation of an applicants background and then assigns a potentially dangerous person to a position where he or she can inflict harm..(1) (1) Mondy, R. W. (2008). Human resource management (10th ed.). Prentice Hall, NJ: Pearson

22 © SHRM The Job Offer Making the job offer: > May be done by phone, letter or in person. > Make arrangements for further conditions: Physical exam and drug screen. > Discuss salary and benefits: Avoid quoting an annual salary. > Realistic job preview, > Verify employment eligibility: I-9 form.

23 © SHRM HR Dilemma: I-9 Verification A landscaping company requires all legal aliens to provide a permanent resident card at the point of hire. The company hires a worker and verifies that his permanent resident card is legal. Two weeks after starting the job, the company and the employee fill out the I-9 form for the employers files. 1.Is the company in violation of the Immigration Reform and Control Act? 2.What changes in procedures would you suggest to the company?

24 © SHRM Evaluating the Recruitment and Selection Process Cost: > Did you stay within your recruitment budget? Time: > How long did it take you to fill the position? Quality: > Were your applicants well qualified for the job? Longevity: > What about turnover? Do your new hires stay for the long term?

25 © SHRM CONGRATULATIONS! You have a new employee!

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