Recruitment and SelectionIntroductionThere is a very positive relationship existing between the two connecting fields of recruitment and selection. The human resource department is responsible for ensuring availability of adequate human resource in the organization. According to Beardwell & Claydon (2010), decisions that the HR department makes affect the general organization performance. People gave different abilities and organization positions differ in their demand for skills. Selection is therefore necessary to determine the most suitable candidate to convey the best performance as the job requires. Selection in organizations involves putting the right kind of people from a group of applicants on the right kind of job (Ovensik, 2006).
The process involves effective matching of applicants’ skills and/or qualifications with an organization’s requirements. It is a process involved in recruitment procedures for organizations which involves attracting applicants and screening them for suitability. Selection is then done and qualified persons are absorbed by the organization in the respective area of their qualifications. According to D'Annunzio-Green et al (2004), the two processes are both phases of employment process practiced by the human resource departments in organizations.
The human resource department in an organization is responsible for the general management of a firm’s workforce. This includes attracting and selecting potential candidates, who are trained as employees, assessed and rewarded while it also manages leadership, culture and compliance to labor and employment laws within the organization. According to Bhagria (2010), the department has a sole responsibility of ensuring job specifications and duty description is clear to employees. This paper illustrates the recruitment and selection procedures in the administration department of state of Rhode Island. The paper also illustrates identification of staffing requirements in the administration department, attraction of applicants through newspaper and online advertisement, shortlisting and selection procedures and offers through offer letters.
Recruitment and selection processes: State of Rhode Island Department of administrationAdministration department of State of Rhodes is headed by the director of administration and is capacitated with seventeen programmatic functions. The department aims at managing human, financial and other state resources with an attempt to provide efficient and cost effective services to citizens and also help support other state agencies perform their responsibilities. The administration department ensures that other state departments are accountable of the state finances or value and effective direction and coordination of the departments by offering supportive services to programs conducted in the departments and agencies.
Another role of the administration department is to offer financial and administrative direction with respect to policy to the executive leaders and also implement policies or decisions that will ensure the service delivery by state organizations is administered and supported by the public to their benefit (RI. gov, 2013). Below is the departmental structure of the organization: Department of administrationPlanning and community development manager conducts statewide planning and housing and community development. Identification of staffing requirementsThe administration department of state of Rhodes Island pursues motivated and well qualified employees of different positions within the department.
It has seven posts within the department. The state of Rhode Island job description and person specification (operations and program officer)