Case Three: Recruiting Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Question 2

Media

Media advertising is the most traditional type of recruiting method as it will give access to all types of candidate that includes both experienced and non-experienced. The posting of the job can be advertised in different promotion mediums ranging from the newspaper ads to the online job posting. The Media is an open method of recruitment.

Referrals

The referral is an open method of recruiting as the company can request their current employees who have the capabilities to search for candidates who can meet the requirements of the job. The employees can be paid a finder fee payment for each individual who is hired. In addition to this, external referral is another option as it helps to get some great candidates by networking with the people outside the company.

Kiosk

Kiosk is an open method for recruiting as this is the best way of recruitment when the recruiters are require to meet with a large number of candidates. Kiosk provides an opportunity to all the available applicants to watch the short videos about the description of the job. In the kiosk recruitment process there is no material cost as the complete process of application is done electronically and scored automatically.

State Job Services

State job service is a target type of recruitment method that will help to target the specific type of candidates. However, employment service is provided with a set of qualifications that is needed for require job. This method of recruitment is most useful when the goal of the company is to target candidates from a certain area.

Staffing Agency

Staffing agency is target method for recruitment having both pros and cons. The major disadvantage of using this method of recruitment is that Staffing agency can be very expensive as the cost of finding the appropriate candidate is handed on to the company. While on the other side, the main benefit of using this method is that the company can hire some really good applicants by using this method based on the quality of Staffing agency.

From analyzing all the recruitment methods it is concluded that the most targeting method will be the referrals as it would provide the company an opportunity to target the candidates that they are looking for.

On the basis of the available position that is store associate; the best targets of the company may include candidates who are fresh out of high school, individuals who have extensive experience in another store or current college students. The reason for these targets is that there is always a large hiring pool opportunity when it comes to the fresh high school graduates, current high school students or current college students. While the candidate with higher education are less likely to accept this job as they are mostly looking for the career related jobs.

Question 3

Western Washington used four types of methods for recruitment, Eastern Washington used three methods for recruitment, Northern Oregon used three methods for recruitment and lastly, Southern Oregon used three methods for recruitment.

Media

Western Washington

Eastern Washington

Northern region

Southern region

Average

Total cost

$1,211,080

$2,277,535

$1,457,040

$1,648,552

Retention ratio

45%

45%

44%

45%

Referrals

Western Washington

Eastern Washington

Northern Oregon

Southern Oregon

Average

Total cost

$3,391,680

$3,392,640

$1,651,120

$2,811,813

Retention ratio

69%

72%

73%

71%

Kiosks

Western Washington

Eastern Washington

Northern Oregon

Southern Oregon

Average

Total cost

$2,864,448

$2,421,468

$2,748,896

$2,062,600

$      2,524,353

Retention ratio

55%

65%

66%

62%

62%

State Job Services

Western Washington

Eastern Washington

Northern Oregon

Southern Oregon

Average

Total cost

$1,712,720

$1,712,720

Retention ratio

75%

75%

Staffing Agency

Western Washington

Eastern Washington

Northern Oregon

Southern Oregon

Average

Total cost

$1,990,000

$1,808,880

$1,899,440

Retention ratio

96%

84%

90%

Media

This method is used in three division out of four divisions and the media has the  average total cost of $1.6 million .The average retention ratio of the media is 45% that is lowest among all the other methods of recruitment this showed that the media has the worst performance  in term of retention than any other method.........................

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