Stages of Recruitment and Job Analysis in Human Resource Management

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What is the purpose of a job analyst observing employees directly or reviewing film of workers on the job?

Which recruitment method involves a team of job incumbents being selected and extensively interviewed?

What does the process of 'sourcing' refer to in the context of recruitment?

Which technique involves workers completing a specifically designed questionnaire as part of the job analysis process?

In the context of recruitment, what is the purpose of a participant's diary/log?

What is the primary advantage of internal recruitment?

Which of the following is a disadvantage of external recruitment?

What is the main purpose of the selection process in recruitment?

Which technique involves reviewing applications and resumes to identify candidates meeting minimum job qualifications?

What could be a consequence of not conducting a job audit or inventory before internal recruitment?

How does external recruitment differ from internal recruitment in terms of widening the choice of applicants?

What is the main purpose of job analysis in human resource management?

Why is job analysis considered the starting point for sound HRM practices?

What could happen if a recruiter did not conduct job analysis before recruiting for a position?

Which HRM activity would be directly affected if job specifications do not match the actual qualifications needed for a position?

How does job analysis contribute to staffing processes within an organization?

Which HRM component relies heavily on accurate job descriptions and specifications?


  • Job analysis is a systematic process that explores job activities to determine required skills and knowledge, documenting duties and responsibilities.
  • Job analysis is essential for various HR activities like staffing, training, compensation, safety, legal considerations, and more.
  • Methods of job analysis include observation, interviews, critical incidents, checklists, questionnaires, diaries/logs, and technical conferences.
  • Recruitment involves sourcing applicants through channels like job boards, social media, and referrals, with internal and external recruitment options available.
  • Internal recruitment advantages include lower cost and increased employee morale, while external recruitment widens the applicant pool but can be costly and cause frustration among existing employees.
  • Selection is the process of choosing the best-fit candidate based on specified criteria, involving collecting applicant information and assessing each individual.
  • Screening is the process of reviewing applications and resumes to identify candidates meeting minimum job qualifications.


Explore the 4 key stages of recruitment - Job analysis, sourcing, screening, and selection, as well as the importance of job analysis in human resource management which includes tasks, responsibilities, duties, and knowledge, skills, and abilities. Test your knowledge on this fundamental topic in HR.

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