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Week 1: The Case for Recruitment & Selection

To counter, the claim made in the mini lecture that recruitment and selection is the company’s most important function. I would like to argue that building up the products and services is important for the company because without financial means it can hinder what the company can do in all areas. 

Organizations may decide to allocate more resources toward marketing or product design over recruitment and selection for several reasons. One reason for this can be due to the organization simply does not want to prioritize finding quality workers, training them, and then supporting them from the very start of the hiring process. Along with this, they may not be willing to spend a large amount of money on this area. 

As well, choosing to allocate funds towards marketing and product design can capture the attention of the market by selling and promoting their products/services leading to more revenues. It’s easier to see clear direct performance outcomes when funds are allocated to marketing and design compared to recruitment and selections. Making allocation of funds easier to be justified. 

The strength of an organization not prioritizing recruitment and selection is that it can spend more time developing its strategy and products. As the quality and level of work can be better, more innovated, and foster a more competitive edge in the market. As a priority in this area would be given adequate funding. In combination, focusing on marketing and connecting with consumers can lead to better market presence, connection with consumers, and build a more competitive edge. Thus, having a larger presence can lead to more revenues and opportunities for the company. 

In comparison, a weakness can be seen in employee quality of work. By not prioritizing recruitment and selection of employee’s candidates that are not best suited for the position may be hired. As a result, it can lead to poor quality of outcomes, and it can reflect badly on the organization.

Lastly, retention of employees can be poor as employees may not feel valued and properly supported/trained for their positions from the start. Leading them to pursue other opportunities because of a lack of support within.

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5 replies on “Week 1: The Case for Recruitment & Selection”

Hi Cassidie,
I enjoyed reading this blog post, as I thought you brought up some very good points in your argument against recruiting and staffing being the most important function. I also mentioned that without putting enough resources into building and maintaining strong and quality products and services. I think that in order for a company to be truly successful, they need to be well rounded and diversify their resources to make sure that all aspects of the company are up to par. Although staffing and recruiting is very important, I thought you made a really strong case that it is no more important than other functions in the organization.

Hi Cassidie,
I enjoyed reading your post and I thought you had some great points regarding your counterargument. I completely agree and raised a similar point that without successful marketing, product development, etc. A company’s funds could suffer and ultimately limit what they can do in recruitment and selection. I think some companies get blinded by the need to see profits and avoid making solid employee recruitment and selection choices and that is a problem. This is such an important issue to realize in many aspects of business. Some of the best choices that are conducive to long term company success aren’t necessarily the clearest choices or the most fun ones to make starting out. Investing in employee recruitment and selection not only will make employees feel more valued and entice them to work harder as you mentioned, but it will ultimately overall result in more business success.

Hey Cassidie!

Great job with your blog post! you made great points about the benefits of allocating resources to areas like product development. Advancing products can see more exciting results in the market place more than that of spending resources on staffing would. better customer support and product quality doesn’t necessarily make for a exciting headline as opposed to the release or upgrade of a product. Companies can gain more exposure and publicity through marketing and product development as opposed to with staffing.

Overall great job with your post!

Hi Cassidie,

A key component of having a successful enterprise is having quality services or products. It might be challenging to achieve this without an excellent system to recruit employees to sell or give quality products/services; it is a conundrum. I enjoyed how you mentioned employee retention because I think having a high turnover rate negatively impacts the other employees. An organization is faced with the challenging task of finding a balance between all resources.

It seems easier for service-based industries since they create the price, whereas product-based sectors don’t have much wiggle room. For example, a window washing organization will have lower production costs than a sawmill even though both firms will pay employees similar wages.

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