Difference between employee recruitment and selection

Both recruitment and selection are the two phases of the employment process. The differences between the two are:

Recruitment is the process of searching the candidates for employment and stimulating them to apply for jobs in the organization whereas selection involves the series of steps which the candidates are screened for choosing the most suitable persons for vacant posts.

The basic purpose of recruitments is to create a talent pool of candidates to enable the selection of best candidates for the organization, attracting more and more employees to apply in the organization whereas the basic purpose of selection process is to choose the right candidate to fill the various positions in the organization.

Recruitment is a positive process i.e. encouraging more and more employees to apply whereas selection is a negative process as it involves rejection of the unsuitable candidates.

Recruitment is concerned with tapping the sources of human resources whereas selection is concerned with selecting the most suitable candidate through various interviews and tests.

There is no contract of recruitment established in recruitment whereas selection results in a contract of service between the employer and the selected employee

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