Sep 25, 2011
Today’s economic climate has placed many people back into the job market. If an employer advertises for a job, they can usually find a large pool of people who would like to fill that position. That is both a good thing and a bad thing. The pool of talent being larger makes it easier to find people to fill the job, but the talent level of that pool will also often be lower than what a person needs.
In order to find the most productive workers an employer needs to fill their positions with people who are well qualified to do the job. This will help ensure maximum productivity.
So what is an employer to do to fill the job vacancies that still occur in almost all types of jobs? The answer is active recruitment. They need to actively recruit the right type of people to fill the open positions that they have. When this tactic is used properly, an employer will not have to sort through a mass of people who are not qualified to do the job that the employer needs.
How well a person recruits applicants can be as important as the screening process that they will put any applicants through. If they do not get the right ones to screen, they will not find the solution that they need.
When an employer has a job vacancy they need to do several things to make sure that they get the applicants that they really want. Sometimes a basic ad in the classified ad section might be all they need to do to fill the position, but more often than not they would benefit from doing some other things. These types of things include holding job fairs, college recruitment trips, and hiring a firm to manage the recruitment process for them.
This does require an investment of time and also money, but there is a savings of time and money when the right employee is chosen for a job. Choosing the wrong employee means the company will waste time and money in training a person who is not suited for the job.
Actively recruiting people is very important for companies to do. Even though the market is flooded with people looking for jobs, it is still up to the company to do what is best for them in the long run. If this means their job vacancy would be better filled by a person who already has another job rather than someone who is unemployed than that is the nature of business.
People need to be in the jobs that fit them. If recruiting helps a person to find the right position than both the person and the company will benefit in the long run.