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Managing Human Resources, 3rd Edition by Chloe Mailer, Alan Cowling

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2 Recruitment and retention

            Alan Cowling

Renewing and retaining the stock of human resources are a primary task for organisations, and include all the considerations and activities involved in the sequence of attracting, selecting, starting new employees, and retaining the best. Done well, it can have an immediate and beneficial impact on performance when talented staff are taken on to carry out urgent and important tasks beyond the capacity of existing staff. Long-term benefits come about through recruitment over time of new employees with relevant aptitudes, abilities and motivation, capable of being developed into a high performance workforce. Because organisations consist of people, and because it is people, and only people, who ...

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