5 Recruitment Process Phases
Jaap de Jonge, Management Consultant, Netherlands
One I know of is the framework of the organizational recruitment process by Breaugh and Starke
, describing the following 5 Phases of the Recruitment Process
1. Identification of the Recruitment Objectives
(e.g. number and quality of applicants, time taken to fill positions, diversity of new recruits, cost of recruiting, etc)
2. Development of a Recruitment Strategy
recruit? Where to recruit? Which recruitment sources should be
3. Implementation of Recruitment Activities
(to include sources of recruitment, credibility and trustwothiness of recruiters, and the appropriateness of the recruitment message in relation to realism, completeness and timeliness)
4. Intervening / Process Variables
(the factors that have
been hypothesized to explain the relationships between recruitment activities and outcomes. Examples of intervening variables are: applicant’s attention, message credibility, and
accuracy of applicant’s expectations).
5. Evaluation of the Recruitment outcomes
by comparing them with the recruitment objectives.
(Source: Journal of Management, 2000, 26, 405-434) .