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STEP FOUR: IMPLEMENTATION

Recruitment

Many human services agencies have a difficult time recruiting top-quality applicants for the very demanding jobs they are trying to fill. Baby-boomer driven retirements coupled with a shrinking labor supply suggest that the recruitment challenge will only get tougher. This Tool Kit will help you develop a gap-closing recruitment strategy to better attract more applicants and to build a pool of high-quality applicants.


Tool Kit – Competency-Based Recruitment Strategies (Microsoft Word file)


Realistic Job Previews

A Realistic Job Preview (RJP) is a recruiting tool designed to reduce early turnover. (We define early turnover as job departures within the first year after hire.) A RJP communicates to applicants the desirable and undesirable aspects of a job before they accept a job offer. RJPs can come in many formats, including oral presentations, opportunities for applicants to “job shadow,” and pamphlets or brochures.


Tool Kit – How to Develop a Realistic Job Preview Video (PDF): This comprehensive report details how to develop a job preview video and includes hands-on tools to help with production.

Case Study – the Michigan Department of Human Services (PDF):
An in–depth review of one agency's experience implementing a Realistic Job Preview DVD.


Checklist of Steps to Producing a Realistic Job Preview Video:


Phase I – Preparedness


Phase II – Planning

  • Establish a planning group with key stakeholders
  • Develop a budget (Microsoft Excel file)
  • Develop Content
  • Identify Format

Phase III – Production


Phase IV – Implementation

  • Pre Application
  • Pre Interview

Phase V – Evaluation

  • Develop metrics to determine candidate self-selection out of process
  • Identify costs of turnover
  • Contrast costs of pre self-selection to turnover in first year of RJP implementation

 


 

GAP–CLOSING STRATEGIES

 

Competency Model

 

Recruitment

 

Selection

 

Retention

 

Performance Management

 

Professional Development

 

Succession Planning

 

 > STEP FIVE: EVALUATION

 

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IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS: