Advantages and disadvantages of interviews

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Advantages and disadvantages of interviews This comprehensive article aims to assess the advantages and disadvantages of interviews in research and recruitment. There is no doubt that interview is often used by both researchers and recruiters for data collection and assessing suitable job applicants. Definition of Interviews According to Soanes (2002) an interview is a spoken examination of an applicant for a job or college place. According to Kahn and Cannell 1957, cited in Saunders et al. (2007) an interview is a purposeful discussion between two or more people. It involves […]

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Performance appraisal – objectives and process

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What is performance appraisal? ‘Performance appraisal is the process whereby an individual’s performance is reviewed against previously agreed goals, and whereby new goals are agreed which will develop the individual and improve performance over the forthcoming review period’ (BPP Learning Media, 2010, p.166). It is a process which you can apply as a manager (and/or with performance appraisal responsibility) to carry out a systematic evaluation of the performance of your employees. Objectives of performance appraisal You may ask why organisations should carry out performance appraisals. Well, there are certainly many […]

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Who are line managers? Role of line managers

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Who are line managers? Line managers play an important role in organisations. They are those managers to whom individuals or teams directly report and who have responsibility to a higher level of management for those individuals or teams (University of Southampton, 2014). They have responsibility for directly managing individual employees or teams. In turn, they report to a higher level of management on the performance and well-being of the employees or teams they manage (CIPD, 2014).  They are also sometimes called ‘front-line managers’. Role of line managers Line managers carry […]

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What is human resource planning?

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  Human resource planning is one of the main functions of human resource management. It is known as HR Planning in short. It can be defined ‘as a strategy for the acquisition, utilisation, improvement, and retention of the human resources required by the enterprise in pursuit of its objectives’ (BPP Learning Media, 2010, p.40). HR Planning is a process. Traditionally, HR planning was known as manpower planning. According to BPP Learning Media (2010), traditional manpower model has three stages as follows: Forecasting demand for specific skills and competencies in an […]

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Differences between recruitment and selection

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Recruitment and selection are two important functions in human resource planning. Organisations certainly need people to run their functions on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes, it may be necessary for organisations to take more people on board. This is where the issue of recruitment and selection come into action. The aim of this article is to explore the differences between recruitment and selection. Definition of recruitment and selection Recruitment is a campaign of two main functions i.e. recruitment and selection. According to Rees & French (2010) recruitment is the process of […]

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