Assessing Your Recruitment and Selection Practices
Policies and Procedures
The agency’s policies and procedures should thoroughly document the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. The policies and procedures should be accessible and understood by not only HR professionals but Managers and others involved in the hiring process. Ask yourself these questions to help assess whether or not your agency’s policies and procedures are current and include new requirements.
Are recruitment, assessment and selection processes supported by written policies and procedures that are up-to-date, accurate and complete? (Ideally within 2 years.)
How widely communicated are the agency’s written recruitment, assessment and selection policies to those who are involved in the process? (Ideally to all staff.)
Does the agency utilize these policies and procedures for the recruitment, assessment and selection processes?
Does the agency have a written policy describing procedures for the review of competencies and/or qualifications?
Does the agency follow a formal recruitment, assessment and selection plan at the start of each recruitment? (Link to sample recruitment plan)
Managers, supervisors, and personnel involved in the hiring process should receive comprehensive training in the agency’s full recruitment process and thoroughly understand proper interview and selection techniques.
Who performs recruitment activities for the agency? (Ideally HR with unit management participation.)
On average, how long does it take to fill a position within the agency from the start of a recruitment until an offer is extended? (Ideally 2 months or less.)