Assessing Your Recruitment and Selection Practices
Policies and Procedures
The agency’s policies and procedures should thoroughly document the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. The policies and procedures should be accessible and understood by not only HR professionals but Managers and others involved in the hiring process. Ask yourself these questions to help assess whether or not your agency’s policies and procedures are current and include new requirements.
Are recruitment, assessment and selection processes supported by written policies and procedures that are up-to-date, accurate and complete? (Ideally within 2 years.)
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, reviewing applications, conducting interviews, and evaluating candidates)?
The agency should tailor their recruitment strategy to meet the need for the specific position and the agency’s goals, as well as attract a diverse pool of applicants.
Does the agency develop a specific recruiting and marketing plan to identify how and who they need to contact to help achieve finding the best candidates?
Does the agency have a plan to recruit qualified applicants who represent the diversity of the State or local service area?
Does the agency compare its workforce demographics to the State, county or local labor force demographics?
Does the agency utilize specialized recruitment strategies to attract hard-to-find, qualified candidates?
What recruitment strategies are utilized to attract hard-to-find qualified candidates? (Ideally executive search firms, internet job sites, local and regional newspapers, job fairs, professional organizations, civic organizations, networking, Employment Security Department, etc.)
Does the agency track the effectiveness of different recruiting methods?
Are recruitment sources periodically evaluated to assure they meet the needs of the agency and return on investment calculated?
Recruitment Process and Hiring
Recruitment procedures should be developed and administered in compliance with all applicable agency policies, bargaining agreements, laws, regulations, and professional standards.