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HR For Small Business For Dummies, Australian Edition by Paul Maguire

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Chapter 2

Building a Recruitment Strategy for Finding the Right Person

In This Chapter

arrow Working out whether a new employee is worth the investment

arrow Considering job analysis and the form of employment when designing a job

arrow Outlining your position description and key selection criteria

A horse! a horse! My kingdom for a horse!

William Shakespeare, Richard III

S hakespeare’s King Richard III must have been pretty desperate to offer his entire kingdom for a horse when he finally met his fate in the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Of course, it was pretty clear by that stage of the play that his business (England), was on the verge of a hostile takeover! (Richard III was the last king of the House of York and his defeat ended the War of the Roses and began the Tudor Dynasty, with the ascension of Henry Tudor to be Henry VII.)

Small-business owners are resourceful, adventurous and up for a challenge. But please don’t go all Richard III and start offering big dollars to find someone to work like a horse in your business. In this chapter I guide you through the steps to developing your own recruitment strategy, including the initial planning, and job analysis and design.

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