I think the most important thing I have learned throughout this course is that recruitment isn’t as straightforward as I originally thought. There is a lot of critical thinking and strategy that goes into choosing the right recruitment strategy for the job. I have noticed that I even look at job descriptions and ads differently, I really analyze them rather than just skimming them. The methodology behind recruitment strategies was very interesting to me.
Week 4’s recruitment goals & methodology, was something that I didn’t expect to learn anything from, but ended up giving me a new outlook towards these strategies. I like that they went through the pros and cons of each strategy and noted when it would be helpful to use or not use each one of them.
The videos gave me a better understanding of how to achieve the goal of finding the right fit for the job, versus just recruiting anyone and everyone. Not all of the recruitment strategies work for every type of company and job. Every recruiter wants to have success and to ensure that success, you have to be strategic in the recruitment strategy you choose.
I liked that they went over incentives, because this is something that could help or hurt the company depending on what the incentives are and how they are presented. It’s also something that when I think about recruitment, is one of the last things I think about, but as a potential employee it’s one the first things I think about. So making myself go and analyze recruitment strategies as both a potential recruiter and as a potential employee, and really compare my outlook towards them has been helpful in finding what I think will be one of the best recruitment strategies for the occupation in our group project.