PART AWith intense competition in the global market, organizations are obliged to embrace talent management in order to stay in business. Resourcing and talent management practices are valuable because they assist in incorporating fresh employees thereby ensuring they are productive people who can ultimately bring to the success of the business operations. The common adage that no resource is more important then people in the organization still holds true particularly in the 21st century. Basically, an organization cannot afford to disregard talent management if they wish to retain competitive edge. Employees are regarded as the energy that keeps an entity running.
Therefore, recruitment and selection of fresh manpower is part of the important decisions that a business entity can make. To make sure that the best employees are hired, an organization ought to embrace appropriate recruitment and selection strategy. Better recruitment and selection procedures would lead to improved optimal results in an organization. Effective recruitment and selection of candidates enables an organization hire and retain satisfied workforce. The success of most business firms in today’s world is associated with effective recruitment and selection strategies.
Dubai Metro is one of the firms whose success is attributed to the best practices in hiring and retaining of employees (Caplan, 2011). Since its inception, Dubai Metro has embraced appropriate recruitment and selection procedures due to its perceived importance. According to the company’s management, best recruitment and selection practices enables an organization avert the negative effects of shortage of skilled employees. Additionally, the company believes that such practices help downsize costs thus leaving recruitment budgets smaller (Goldsmith & Carter, 2010). A Diagnostic Approach to Recruitment at Dubai MetroDubai Metro considers various factors in the environment which may influence recruitment and selection process.
Like most organizations, the recruitment process at Dubai Metro begins with an attempt to identify the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes required and to match them with various business tasks and operations to be performed. Whether an individual candidate will respond to recruitment and selection efforts will be largely influenced by the attitudes the have towards specific business tasks and the entity. The development of these attitudes is based on past social and working experiences of the employees.
In other situations, the working environment greatly influences the individual perception of organizational tasks. Recruiting and selection process government and union restrictions, labor markets, employer’s requirements and individuals’ preferences. Government and union regulations condemns discrimination in employment, and this has ultimate effect on recruiting practices. Even though there is no guaranteed way of avoiding legal entanglements that occur in the course of recruitment and selection, organizations are required to follow basic principles during hiring process. Dubai’s government has emphasized that organizations ought to post notices indicating vacancies available to create public awareness.
It is mandatory for organizations to publish list of qualifications that a candidate should have in order to fill the job. In order to attract people with vast range of skills and other qualifications, Dubai Metro has employed recruitment sources that enable them to reach large number of potential applicants. Before posting qualifications, the organization is required by the government to be careful when establishing the qualifications to avoid excluding members of protected group.