Friday 21 September 2018

Different between recruitment and selection

 recruitment and selection

A scientific recruitment and selection process involves job analysis, advertisements, written tests, personal interviews, medical examination, final selection, etc. It is conduct by different types of experts. It involves a lot of time, energy and money (cost).

Even then most organisations use a scientific selection policy to select their employees. This is because of its various advantages. Its main advantage is that it avoids the "Tragedy of Misfits" and it selects the "Right man for the Right Job." The employees who are selects through this policy are the greatest assets of the organisation. They have an unlimited potential. They help the organisation to achieve its objective easily, quickly and economically. The success of the organisation depends on them.


Recruitment: It is the process of searching candidates for vacant jobs and making them apply for the same.

Selection: It is the process of selection of right types of candidates and offering them jobs.


Recruitment: It is a positive process

Selection: It is a negative process


Recruitment: Its aim is to attract more and more candidates for vacant jobs.

Selection: Its aim is to reject unsuitable candidates and pick up the most suitable people for the vacant jobs.


Recruitment: The firm notifies the vacancies through various sources and distributes application forms to candidates.

Selection: The firm asks the candidates to pass through a number of stages such as filling of forms, employment tests, interview, medical exam, etc..


Recruitment: No contractual relation is created. Recruitment implies communication of vacancies only.

Selection: Selection follows recruitment and it leads to a contract of service between the employer and the employee.

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