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Recruitment and Selection Can be used to Influence Organisational Culture.

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MSc Business and management The Recruitment and Selection Can be used to Influence Organisational Culture Abstract: The purpose of this report is to identify and discuss the view that recruitment and selection can be used to influence organisational culture. The report commence by defining "culture" and "recruitment and selection" in the humane resource management. The report then discusses organisational culture and recruitment & selection circle; explain how the two parts influence with each other. Finally, the report identifies some implications between recruitment & selection and organisational culture. Introduction As one stage of the human resource management, the recruitment and selection not only service as a programme that find out the competent employee for the job but also influence the development of the organisational culture due to the organisational culture and the employees could influence each other. The organisational culture, a system of shared values defining what is important, and defining appropriate attitudes, behaviours, that guide members' attitudes and behaviours (O'Reilly & Chatman, 1996), is closely related and reflects the business objectives. The culture shows the standards and principles, what kind of people is needed for the development of the culture and the organisation, to the recruitment and selection. According to those standards and principles, the recruitment and selection could search the competent and fit employees, who provide effective performance to influence and reinforce the organisational culture. Thus, through the effective performance of the fit newcomers, correct recruitment and selection would impact positively to the organisational culture, and helps the firm to achieve the business objectives successfully in future. ...read more.


The fit employees are the candidates who are not only required relative career background, skills and work experiences, but also called the human values that fit the requirements of the culture. For instance "Because for an organisation to be truly effective, every single of it, each person, each activity, each department, must work properly together, because every person and every activity affects and in turn is affected by others."() (Appendice South West Airline) ... Only the match between the human needs and the requirements of the organisation are satisfied simultaneously, the newcomers could function as it supposed to be, then it is possible for the employees to contribute to the whole operation of the company, after they explore their potential ability fully through enjoying their current position. Key elements of a good recruitment and selection programme will involve the following point: * Can the candidates do the job? Are they competent? This requirement is to take great care in specifying the competences and behavioural characteristics required of employees. * Will the individual do the job? Are they motivated? A wider range of methods is appealed to see whether candidates could match the specification. Aptitude tests, personality questionnaires and group exercises are used which enable the qualifications and work history of candidates to be assessed and rated systematically. Subsequent testing of those who successfully completed the first stage is designed to assess individual attitudes as well as aptitude and ability. ...read more.


Summary Conclusion The key to good business is good staff. Your competitors can copy your product or service, your location, or business strategies, but they can't copy your people. Getting the best person for the job each time you recruit and select. The programme of recruitment and selection is one effective way to reinforce the culture within organisations. It is clearly that a correct application of recruitment and selection can contribute the aim to preserve and underpin the core cultures and values of the organisation, therefore, the performances, reflections to the customers could be promoted by the strong impacts of the organisational culture that will guide the behaviours and attitudes of the individuals and groups. Meanwhile, individuals and groups will influence with each other. The continuously development of the organisation will provide the stability and pride to the employees, which means the possibility for the organisation to attract, develop and maintain top-quality employees who are the essential assets to achieve the business objective successfully. On the other hand, none of the employee or the firm could be benefit from a ineffective recruitment and selection. A failed and wrong-directed programme of recruitment and selection will lead to a waste of company assets and society human resources as well as the restriction to the individual development. Therefore, the recruitment and selection programme plays significant role in the reinforcement and development of organisational culture so that it must be regarded as the first stage to ensure the health of firm's culture. ...read more.

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