Recruitment refers to the overall process of attracting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates (from within or outside of the organization) to one or more jobs within an organisation, either permanent or temporary. The term may sometimes be defined as incorporating activities which take place ahead of attracting people, such as defining the job requirements and person specification, as well as after the individual has joined the organisation, such as induction and onboarding. Recruitment can also refer to processes involved in choosing individuals for unpaid positions, such as voluntary roles or training programmes.
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