The lesson that was the most interesting to me and most important to me moving forward would have to be during week 4: Recruitment Goals. This was a very interesting module and one in which will come in handy in a business environment. This section covers the goals of recruitment, as well as the many different recruitment methods. The primary goal of recruitment is to create the largest pool of qualified applicants. The larger the applicant pool is, the higher chance you have of hiring qualified applicants. This section also goes over targeted recruitment, which is one of the most effective ways to combat discrimination within the hiring process. I also thoroughly enjoyed learning about the many different recruitment methods. Between the internet, point of purchase, campus recruiters, and employee referrals, I had no idea how many methods there are.
Employee referrals are policies in which current employees can recommend family members and friends for open positions within their organization. This is by far one of the most effective recruitment methods, but can result in discrimination and limits workforce diversity.
A point of purchase method is a method in which recruitment ads are placed where customers are the ones likely to see them. This includes within the store, at the cash register or even on a receipt. This is a method where the hiring team is looking to recruit somebody who already knows their products or is likely to understand it more than others.
Recruitment goals and recruitment methods are important for my future because I would love to be involved in recruitment. I love meeting new people and getting to network with them. Recruitment is a challenge and is something that I would like to pursue once I am in a management position. This module taught me an immense amount about what to aim for as a recruiter and the ways to go about it. This module has also helped a lot when completing this week’s group project. One of the biggest challenges we have had is deciding which recruitment method is the best for us. It is fun to compare them and choose which one will result in the best recruitment process.