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Common Sense Talent Management: Using Strategic Human Resources to Improve Company Performance by Steven T. Hunt

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Chapter Four

Right People

Designing Recruiting and Staffing Processes

Running a successful business depends on having the right people in the right roles to effectively execute its strategies. The most important decision a company makes about its employees is to hire them. Every other action made about employees is a direct result of that initial decision to bring them into the organization.

Despite the strategic importance of hiring, many companies have treated recruiting as a largely administrative process.1 Rather than focusing on the business value associated with hiring, recruiters often focus on increasing the number of job requisitions processed, with little emphasis on how the newly hired people perform after they join the company. As ...

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