Publication Date

1-1-1991

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bishop, Terrence R.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Management

Abstract

Recruiting is a critical element of the human resources function. Organizations compete to identify, attract, and hire qualified individuals, and the recruiting competition is as fierce as the battle for sales dollars. Many organizations emphasize recruiting efficiency, hiring new employees using the least amount of time, cost, labor, and other resources possible. Unfortunately, efficient recruiting does not always produce the best employees. Rather, the emphasis must first be on recruiting effectiveness, hiring workers who will assist in the achievement of corporate objectives. Maximizing effectiveness is imperative in the recruiting process. As a successful salesman must know his product, an effective recruiter must know his applicant pool. Recruiters must be aware not only of the characteristics the company wants employees to possess, but also what applicants expect from the company in terms of salary, insurance benefits, working conditions, and other aspects of the job. Applicants whose needs are satisfied by the organization become content and productive employees, and recruiting programs must emphasize the company's commitment to its employees.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

71 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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