Recruitment is the process of seeking and attracting a pool of applicants from which qualified candidates for job vacancies can be chosen. The magnitude of an organization’s recruiting effort and the methods to be used in that recruiting effort are determined from the human resource planning process and the requirements of the specific jobs to be filled:
If the forecasted human resource requirements exceed the net human resource requirements, the organization usually recruits new employees. Organizations however do have options other than recruiting new employees e.g. using temporary works, offering overtime to existing employees, subcontracting the work to another etc.
Successful recruitment requires that the jobs to be filled be defined as precisely as possible. Job analysis provides the information required for specific jobs.