FACTORS AFFECTING RECRUITMENT : FACTORS AFFECTING RECRUITMENT DEFINITION : “ Recruitment is a process of searching for prospective employees and stimulating them to apply for jobs in an organization . Internal factors: Internal factors Recruitment policy : The recruitment policy of an organisation specifies the objectives of recruitment and provides a framework for implementation of recruitment programme. It may involve organizational system to be developed for implementing recruitment programmes and procedures by filling up vacancies with best qualified people Slide 3: 2.Human resource planning : Effective human resource planning helps in determining the gaps present in the existing manpower of the organization . It also helps in determining the number of employees to be recruited and what qualification they must possess. Slide 4: 3. Size of the firm : If the organization is planning to increase its operations and expand its business, it will think of hiring more personnel, which will handle its operations. 4. Growth and expansion : Organization will employ or think of employing more personnel if it is expanding it’s operations. Slide 5: 5. Cost : Recruitment incur cost to the employer, therefore, organizations try to employ that source of recruitment which will bear a lower cost of recruitment to the organization for each candidate. External Factors: External Factors Supply and demand : The availability of manpower both within and outside the organization is an important determinant in the recruitment process . Labor market : Employment condition in the community where the org is located will influence the recruiting efforts of the organization. Slide 7: 3. Image / goodwill : An organization with positive image and goodwill as an employer finds it easier to attract and retain employees than an organization with negative image . 4. Political-social-legal environment : Various government regulations prohibiting discrimination in hiring and employment have direct impact on recruitment practices. Slide 8: 5. Unemployement : When the company is not creating new jobs, there is often oversupply of qualified labour which in turn leads to unemployment . 6. Competitors : To face the competition, many a times the organisations have to change their recruitment policies according to the policies being followed by the competitors. Conclusion : Conclusion Recruitment is one of the main departments which place the right candidates to the right job. The recruiters should identify the best candidates from different sources and job sites. Recruiters should identify the problems faced during recruitment and find an alternative to make work efficiently.