Recruitment Help

Recruitment Help

How does a Worker Ready Business Recruit?

Identifying role/position requirements

What does this mean?
  • Labour shortage is identified
  • Review of the existing workforce is undertaken to determine the need to recruit
  • The position description is developed and or updated to reflect the requirements of the job you need to recruit for
  • Clear, compliant and relevant advertising of the position is undertaken (where applicable)
Why is this important?
  • Ensures business resources are considered before new employees are hired
  • Business maintains a productivity focus
  • Clarifies the essential and desirable requirements of the job role i.e. what is the purpose of this job? What does the person need to do?
  • Business is clearly communicating job expectations to prospective employees to ensure realistic expectations

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Range of recruitment methods

What does this mean?
  • Recruitment methods and channels are varied, based on the position being recruited for
  • The business may have relationships with a number of potential recruitment channels these may include Jobactive, DES, Schools, Colleges, TasTAFE or other training providers
  • The business may utilise work placements as a potential recruitment tool as it provides an opportunity to "preview" the individual for suitability
Why is this important?
  • Helps a business to target recruitment in order to access suitably skilled and/or qualified staff 
  • Reduces the direct costs associated with recruitment e.g. using Jobactive instead of advertising on Seek
  • Reduces the amount of time spent processing unsuitable applications

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What types of recruitment channels are there?

Communicating expectations

What does this mean?
  • Clearly communicating position expectations to potential applicants
  • Presenting position information in a manner consistent with the business culture and image – recruitment is a marketing exercise
  • Relevant and appropriate requirements of the position are communicated when advertising
Why is this important?
  • Regardless of where a business advertises, be it on a recruitment website, in a newspaper, on a notice board or internally through an email, advertising the position is the first and one of the most important opportunity to communicate with potential employees so they know who the business is, what they stand for, and what the position requirements and expectations are.
  • If key information is missing from a position description or advertisement, you may fail to attract the right person
  • Any form of advertisement represents the organisation, and first impressions count.  
  • Reduces the likelihood that candidates will misunderstand what sort of person you are looking for or what the job entails

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