Supply Chain Recruitment takes a methodical approach to recruitment in the logistics industry. As with recruitment in any industry, specific steps need to be followed when sourcing the perfect candidate for a vacant position.
Steps in the recruitment process
Each step in the process serves a vital role in the overall process of recruitment .Following these steps meticulously will ensure the consistency in placement of high quality candidates.
Identify the need
The first step in the process involves identifying a need to fill a position. This includes whether the job is a newly formed position or replacing a vacated position. The job specifications for the role need to be evaluated to determine what knowledge, skills, and experience is needed in order to fulfill the job requirement.
Drawing up a job description is critical in placing the right candidate in the position. This step involves identifying the responsibilities and duties of the job. The job description is a tool that will ensure the right candidates apply for the job. A job description must highlight responsibilities and duties, title, qualifications and skills, compensation, perks, benefits, and location.
Sourcing is the most important aspect of this process. The vacant position can be advertised internally, externally, on job boards, or on social media. Job fairs and industry publications are two additional advertising options.
Screening and shortlisting
Applicants can be screened on the basis of minimum qualifications. Resumes can be organized into groups. Those with the most desire skills, qualifications, and experience and those who meet minimum requirements. The next step is to short list the candidates for interviews.
Shortlisted candidates are contacted and scheduled for an interview. Various interview techniques can be adopted and applied during this step. The key is to elicit as much information in as short a time as possible. After the initial interview, candidates may receive a rejection letter or an offer of employment.
Evaluation and offer
This is the final step in the recruitment process. Candidates receive the relevant paperwork after accepting the offer of employment. These include the contract of employment, the disciplinary code, and the rules and policies of the company, amongst other things.
The employee needs to be inducted into the company. This phase is about showing the employee the ropes in a company. Identifying key people to approach in different situations, such as HR or any other relevant person whom the prospective new employee may need assistance from during the course of their employment.