The period when the companies recruit the employees will called as,i mean the terminology.
example:the colleges r schools when join the students that will be termed as ADMISSIONS.
like wise what is the process will be called as the recruitment process at particular time.
please help me to find out....
thanking you in advance

From India, Bangalore
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Dear Meenakshi,

Trust you are trying to understand the terminologies related to Talent Acquisition. The phase that you mentioned is called 'hiring'. Let's list few more and check if we could get you there.

Talent or Candidate: the person who applies for the job

Hiring Manager: The leader to the team of recruiters

Interviewer and interviewee : Almost self-explanatory

Fitment: Identifying the points for closest alignment between the candidate's offering to the company's requirement

Telecon or the 1st round: The preliminary discussion over the telephone to check the fitment

Reference Check: A series of communication used to establish the credibility through the references given by the candidate

Background verification: A series of communication to validate the information offered by the candidate

Backfill: Hiring for the position left vacant once the employee serving them, resigns

New joinee: the candidates who is offered the job and attends the induction

New-hire Integration: the entire process of introducing the new joinee to the team, right from induction to orientation

Let's add what we missed out in this list

From India, Mumbai

Another term that is closer to recruitment in meaning in common parlance is PLACEMENTS. Particularly the season from December on wards is called teh Placement season in corporte terminology.

From India, Mumbai

Hi MInakshi,

Just to add to Placements -

Placements is hiring of fresh college graduates and giving them substantial training according to the project requirement.

Also I would like to mention the basic difference that is taught in the first lecture of the HRM class -

Recruitment Vs Selection Vs Hiring

Hiring is the time period or the time frame right from the point where manpower requisition form was filled till the person joins the firm.

Recruitment is the process of attracting the candidates to the vacancy. It involves the job posting and communication of the vacancy to all using different modes of communication like -

1) Job Boards - Similar to Notice Board where all the current vacancy are listed. It can be tradition pin-it board or the modern online board that informs the employees of the current vacant positions in the company for which they can apply or they can bring in references.

2) Job Portals - There are many job portals (Naukri, Monster & TimesJob being the most used) in the market that allow us to post jobs vacancies.

3) Social Networks - These days recruiters as well as job seekers use social network sites (especially LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter) cause of its popularity to advertise the jobs.

4) Word-of-Mouth or Employee Referrals - Telling your friends, families and acquaintances about the vacant position at our place.

The source of advertisement would also depend on the mode of recruitment

1)Internal Recruitment - By means of

a) Promotion - Increment in designation and pay scale by giving them better job role

b) Job Expansion - Here the designation is not changed but the job is expanded. Job Expansion can be explained by foll example -

........... Suppose a person is doing IT recruitment for entry level and is performing well.

........... Entrusting him/her to recruit for entry level Marketing or Operation or other department as well would mean expansion of job.

c) Job Enrichment - Here too the designation is not changed by job is enriched as explained below -

........... Suppose a person is doing recruitment for entry levels in IT sector.

........... Because of good performance, we allow to handle mid or senior levels recruitment in IT Sector to this person is job enrichment

d) Transfer - Transfer need not always be from one city to another. It can also be from one office to another in same city (Say for example in a city a company has office at location A, B and C. If a person is working at loaction A and is asked to shift to location B this is also transfer)

Transfer can also be in the same location as explained - If the person is working at location A in say IT department and now is shifted into Sales department of same location A, it is still a transfer..

2) External Recruitment by means of

a) Campus Hiring - Hiring fresh graduates and giving them training as per the projects.

b) Lateral Hiring - Hiring experienced candidates from the market who are looking out for jobs

c) Contract Hiring - Hiring external candidates on contract basis (i.e. for stipulated time frame) thus there is no guarantee of job absorption. It can be either on company's pay-roll or on third party (contractor's) pay-roll

d) Head Hunting - Finding out the best talent in the market for the required role and then poaching them to your firm. Though this is claimed to be an unethical practice.


This is the process by which we screen the resumes that we have attracted.

We need right set of key words or key skills that are to be identified in the required candidates and accordingly screen them in or out.

A brief job description will always help.

Selection process is also referred to as a filtering process wherein amongst the resumes you've got, you filter out the irrelevent and continue your selection process on the other candidates.

It involves foll strategies -

a) Telephonic Interview - These days many recruiters do not waste time on candidates. They judge their communication skills over telephone and is used as initial screening round.

b) Aptitude Test - This is used to check the technical knowledge of the candidate. Especially used in IT and other technical related positions.

c) Group Discussion - This helps to understand the communication skills, and how the candidate would perform in a highly controversial environment in business meetings. Used extensively while hiring freshers for management positions.

d) Technical Interview - The interview is taken usually by the HOD or the supervisor to understand the application of the technical knowledge he possess.

e) HR Interview - Usually to understand cultural fit, and understand the seriousness of candidates and negotiate the compensation etc.

I hope I have thrown light on some important terminologies that would help you....

All the best :-)

From India, Mumbai

Ankita Excellently explained the whole gamut of the placement process. Good B.saikumar Mumbai
From India, Mumbai

Dear all, In addition to the posts of many the attached materials would help to learn some more terms which have been culled out from various sources. kumar.s.
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hi meenakshi..

according to my knowledge i will give my level best to give good grip on ur doubt. actually ur post related to employment. the process employment contains many words





1. HRP: Estimation of requirement for the present and future period . the word it contains planning of the human resources ( employees)

2.RECRUITMENT: It is searching and identifying the prospective candidate( prospective means which r mostly suitable) and stimulating those candidates to apply. it is +ve process as many as possible they can grab by organisation.

3.SELECTION: It is a process of choosing the best one who r mostly suitable 4 dat position. it is a _ve process. they can eliminate the candidates who r not suitable.

4.PLACEMENT: It is a process of placing right candidate in the right position at the right time.

BIG NOTE: according to terminology untill the candidate not placed, we should not use the word employee. so here it is lot of diff btw above 4 terms.

so interview is also a part of selection based on which suitable candidates r selected. after this completion of selection& joining formalities employee will given induction & training


6.TRAINING: imparting skills and knowledge to employee which can helpful to achieve org goals and also individual goals




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