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The Professional Recruiter's Handbook, 2nd Edition by Ann Swain

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02

The recruitment cycle

Before making decisions about developing your desk or your business it is important to be clear about the recruitment framework needed to ensure success. This chapter focuses on developing a clear picture of recruitment as an activity and role, and explores both a framework and its component parts.

The recruitment cycle, as a framework, illustrates the essence of recruitment. It works a little like the learning cycle (Kolb and Fry, 1975). You can start working anywhere within the cycle but there are four key activities. Paying attention to each of them at different times, and with varying emphasis, will enable any determined person to be successful in recruitment.

Sometimes one of the hardest things to do as a recruiter ...

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