Recruitment and Selection

An organization may decide to allocate more resources toward marketing or product design rather than using those same resources to do a really good job in employee recruitment and selection if the job is one of minimal skill such as an assembly worker or fast food cook. An organization such as McDonalds may see it as more beneficial to place the resources in marketing due to the fast food industry being a highly competitive market where there are similar easily made products being offered by numerous direct competitors as well as countless indirect competitors. Another reason a company may concentrate their resources on marketing or product design is if the company is in a design driven industry such as an automobile industry. With the push for electric vehicles, automobile manufacturers would need as much resources as possible to implement new designs that push them into unfamiliar territory such as going from gas vehicles to electric.

The potential strengths of an organization’s decision to not prioritize recruitment and selection in favor of a focus on other aspects of the business include having more resources available to those other aspects. If a company outsources their recruitment and selection process, then they are freeing up that time that it would have taken from personnel who would have been responsible for vetting the candidate pool and interviewing potential hires. The potential weaknesses include the inability to maximize your ability to hire the best candidates. If a company does not prioritize recruitment and selection, then the best candidates for the jobs could be overlooked or taken by other companies.