Human Resource Management

Hingston, Blair and Taylor, Beverly (2016) Human Resource Management. Applied Management Conference, Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand, 27 May 2016.

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The research undertaken for the Hamilton City Council involves obtaining feedback from unsuccessful job candidates on their experiences through the recruitment and selection process. The Hamilton City Council has 1104 employees and is one of New Zealand’s largest city councils. Prior to this research project, the council did not have a formal method of obtaining feedback from job candidates. It is important for organisations to get feedback from candidates as as it can assist with future improvement in the recruitment and selection process. The image of the employer is vital in selling the employment opportunities to potential employees and the first impression of employer branding for candidates starts at the recruitment and selection stage. The methodology for this project was for the researcher to conduct a survey of unsuccessful candidates who had applied for positions at the Council, during the last six months. After receiving Ethics Committee approval, contact was initially made by email to provide information on the project and obtain the informed consent of potential interviewees. Telephone interviews were then conducted with twenty past candidates. The information from these interviews is currently being analysed and the findings and recommendations will be included in a final report to the Hamilton City Council.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:Human resources, Hamilton City Council
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:5906
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