Not sure which recruitment method to use? Consider these six external recruitment options

Simangele Mzizi, Fsp Business, 27 Oct. 2014

Tags: recruitment, recruitment methods, external recruitment methods, recruiting employees

When embarking on a recruitment drive, most employers struggle with selecting the appropriate recruitment method to use.

If you’re one of these employers, you’ve come to the right place.

Today, we reveal six external recruitment options you can consider so you can significantly increase your chances of finding the right candidate.

Keep reading to find out about these recruitment options…

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The A-Z of legal recruitment

  • Did you know there are 11 legal requirements for recruitment?
  • Do you know how the Employment Equity Act affects your job advertisement?
  • Do you know what checks you can legally conduct on an applicant?
  • Are you sure your employment contract includes the 16 clauses the law says you must have?

If you don’t have all of these aspects correct, you’ll be on the wrong side of the law when it comes to your recruitment process.



Revealed: Six external recruitment options to consider

1. Direct applications
With this option, applicants can send CVs directly to your HR department, or walk in to your business to drop off the application
2. Employee referrals
You can involve your employees in the recruitment process by asking them to recommend applicants for a job.
If you opt for this method, the Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service says you must do the following:
  • Ensure your recruitment and selection is still objective; and
  • Establish policies on nepotism to avoid unfairness (for example, relatives can’t work in the same department.)
3. Campus recruiting/graduate recruitment
You can establish relationships with learning institutions and lectures so they can help you identify strong candidates who can apply.

4. Recruitment agencies
Recruitment agencies can greatly reduce much of the administrative work that goes into screening CVs.
If you’re going to use an agency, ensure you do these two things so everything runs smoothly.
5. Internet
The Internet provides a quick and cost-effective recruitment method.
6. Advertising
Your job advertisement is an important tool to attract the best and most appropriate candidates for a position. Just make sure you mention all non-negotiable job requirements in the advertisement to reduce the number of under-qualified people who apply.
Now that you know about these external recruitment options, consider them to increase your chances of finding the right candidate.
PS: For practical advice, tools, checklists and samples that cover every single step of recruitment, get your hands on Recruitment: The Complete Guide.

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