Benchmark your current recruitment process with the industry best

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Recruitment is by far one of the most important human resources processes within a company as through this process we hire the people. In order for you to benchmark your current process with the benchmark recruitment processes in Industry. Kindly go through the below process and adopt some great ideas to full proof your recruitment process.
Benchmark recruitment process is as under:


  1. You need to do your manpower planning exercise in the beginning of the calendar year or financial year whichever year calendar your company follows for doing business.
  2. Be strict on finalization of the manpower numbers and take into account a buffer for any new business projects or business plans which could take momentum during the coming year.
  3. On finalization of your manpower numbers, you will need to make a recruitment plan which states your prioritization of filling the new requirements over a period of one year. You could prepare monthly as well as quarterly plans.


  1. On receiving the Job description from the hiring manager, have a short discussion on what is the criteria or skill set he is looking for.Check internally if any employee would be interested to move into this position.
  2. Start working with your sources like LinkedIn, Job portals, internal referral schemes etc.
  3. Shortlist the profiles based on the criteria and Job description.
  4. As recruiter you need to have a first round of interview with the candidates to explain the profile, to understand the candidate’s interest level etc.
  5. Panel interview rounds- Technical panel round and Human Resources panel round. These 2 levels of interviews can either be done face to face or via a telecom or even via Skype.
  6. Shortlist your candidates based on the interview rounds just conducted.
  7. As a recruiter have a discussion on salary and other aspects of employment.
  8. Do a reference check based on the candidate’s background verifications, past experience etc.
  9. Pre employment medical check can be as per your company’s policy to check general fitness of the candidate before employment.
  10. Offer the candidate through an offer letter.
  11. Ask for his acceptance on the offer letter.

This is will then followed by the pre employment formalities and induction program planned by your company.

Kindly share your tips and experiences of making other readers recruitment processes as per benchmark standards. Happy reading and sharing!

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