Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Recruitment Problems Checklist

A checklist of significant recruitment problems:

- Rushed selection process

- Unclear job requirements

- Insufficient outreach

- Recruitment outside of the personnel system

- Failure to post openings

- Tapping successors

- Vague selection criteria

- Untrained interviewers

- Inappropriate questions

- Failure to provide reasonable accommodation of disabled applicants

- No weighting of interview questions

- Poor setting for the interview

- Insufficient follow-up questions

- Failure to check with former employers

- Use of hiring quotas

- Failure to notify unsuccessful contenders of the selection decision

- Failure to provide the new employee with a substantive orientation of the job.

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