Week 3 Check Point Hrm/240

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Job Recruitment Methods 1. Name one internal and three external ways that you could recruit for the job in your final project. 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each recruiting method for this job? Managers have several options when recruiting new talent. A manager can recruit talent internally by promoting employees from within the company. Several options are available for recruiting talent externally such as unsolicited applications and resumes, Internet recruiting, and employee referrals (Bohlander & Snell, 2007). However, there are downfalls and advantages associated with each recruitment method. Promoting an employee from within the company can benefit the employee and the company. Promoting an employee who has shown superior job performance is a good way to reward a hardworking employee. With internal recruitment, a company does not face the issue of hiring someone that the company knows nothing about. Unfortunately, internal recruitment is limited because there may not be any employees capable of fulfilling the position. External recruitment by means of applications and resumes may increase the chances of hiring an individual who does not perform well at the job. However, when employees contact a company on their own, there is an increased chance that the employee will perform better than an employee who has been recruited by college placement services or newspaper ads (Bohlander & Snell, 2007). Employees hired through employee referrals usually perform well at a job. Most employees are very cautious about recommending employees who may not perform well because they understand that it will make them look bad. One of the largest disadvantages of employee referrals is that there is an increased chance that a company may violate Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations (Bohlander & Snell, 2007). Internet recruitment

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