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Importance of recruitment, selection and induction processes in the organisation and learners role in this process

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For this assessment criteria, you will need to evaluate recruitment, selection and induction processes within your own setting.

Recruitment process

Many of the factors relating to recruitment have been covered in the previous section. You will need to look at your own organisation’s recruitment policy and procedures and identify the strengths and weaknesses and where they could be improved.

Selection process

Your selection process should not only ensure that potential candidates have the skills and knowledge relevant to the role but also their values match those of the organisation. The process for values-based recruitment is to articulate your organisation’s core values and then attract candidates that have similar values.. Values-based recruitment helps you to recruit the right people which can result in improved staff performance, a positive return on investment, lower recruitment costs and lower staff turnover (Skills for Care).

The knowledge and skills of candidates should also align with the position they are applying for. You should have a job description that specifies the duties and responsibilities of the role and cross-reference this with each candidate’s C.V. and the answers that they provide during their interview.

The selection process should be fair and transparent and each candidate should be given equal opportunity to represent themselves.

Induction process

The primary induction process should be consistent throughout your organisation. You may also wish to implement additional induction processes specific to an employee’s role or setting, however, you want to avoid overwhelming new employees with too much information all at once.

Induction is an opportunity for the employee to become familiar with the organisation and vice versa as well as learning the knowledge and skills they need to perform their role confidently and competently. Questions should be encouraged and feedback about the induction process should be requested so that improvements can be made.

Employees new to care should be provided with the training they need to complete the Care Certificate (although this qualification is not mandatory, the Care Quality Commission do expect employers to ensure that care staff are trained in the skillset that it covers).

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