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Discuss the different methods used by your chosen organisation to identify a suitable employee. Evaluate the issues raised in the use of the interview as a selection method for your organisation and state how these issues can be addressed?

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  • Submitted: 28/04/2008
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Discuss the different methods used by your chosen organisation to identify a suitable employee. Evaluate the issues raised in the use of the interview as a selection method for your organisation and state how these issues can be addressed?

Dowling and Schuler stated that recruitment is "searching for and obtaining potential job candidates in sufficient numbers and quality so that the organisation can select the most appropriate people to fill its job needs" whereas according to Hackett selection is concerned more with "predicting which candidates will make the most appropriate contribution to the organisation now and in the future"

British Airways is the largest airline of the U.K. and is described as the "National carrier of the U.K" with around 36million people travelling with them annually. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways)

The recruitment and selection process is critically fundamental to the success of British Airways, to ensure the right candidates are selected for the required job specification. It is essential that the right candidates are recruited and selected, otherwise recruiting the wrong candidate is extremely costly once recruitment cost, cost of sub-standard performance, training expenses and waste of management time are taken into consideration as well it being time-consuming and

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