If you are minding your own company and want to earn the highest profit then the main focus of the business plan should be the employees. They are the main resources who will earn you the profit. Therefore it is very important to hire the right person for the right job at your company.

Identification for the right one for the job is not a very easy task, not everyone having the right degree can provide you with the desired work you want from them. So it is very important for you to have a proper idea about how to know who is the best one for the work.

There are many agencies who are there to help you with this but it is you who has to select the best recruitment agency for your company.

With this being said there is a very common confusion faced by people while filling their workplaces and that is what exactly are the differences between recruitment and selection. And here, we will try our best to put light upon the major differences between and two and clear all your possible confusions!

So to start with we must understand both the terms:

What is “Selection”?

selection is basically finding the right person for the job. This is done by announcing that there is some vacant place so a lot of people apply for the job. A team is appointed to look into the people’s qualities and qualifications and then select the required people and eliminate the rest.

What is “Requirement”?

It is the process where the job is offered to an individual. This process is not so easy as it may appear but certainly a long process because from the job is offered to an individual there is a long research done to identify who is exactly fitted and the process of offering the job to that individual.

Requirements can be both internal and external in nature.

Internal recruitment is when the position is filled with the employees who are already working in the organization by absorbing ex employees or giving promotion to one.

External recruitment is done by giving the job to a new person by campus requirement or advertising requirement.

With the meanings being explained the next step is to distinguish between the two keeping different points to differentiate in mind.

Recruitment and Selection Processes

When we look at both recruitment and selection we notice one of them is positive in its approach and the other one is negative in the approach.

Recruitment has a positive approach because when an organization fills their vacancy through recruitment the applicant pool is increased.

On the other hand, selection has a negative approach in total because when this whole process goes on the main motive is to eliminate the large number of people who have applied and select that one person who is perfect for the job. The elimination is done on the basis of the required quality needed for the job but this makes the approach of the process negative.

If we look at both the processes we will see that in between the two recruitment is comparatively short as it is basically two sets. One is that the advertisement for the vacancy is done through different platforms and the second step is to construct an application form and make it available for the people interested.

But selection is a longer process, here the organization makes the applicants go through various tests to examine whether they are fit for the job or not.

For example: written tests are considered alongside vivas and different aptitude tests.

This makes the process lengthy and hard for both sides.

In the process of recruitment no communication takes place between the applicants and the organization and thus there is no contractual relation between the two.

In selection there is a need to establish a contractual relationship between the employees and the employers. There will be communication between the two during the various steps that selection has, the different examinations or the interviews to be specific of.

From the point of expenses the process of recruitment  is comparatively more expensive than selection as it consists of different steps and a large scope of interaction of both the sides.

These are basic differences between the two. Again there are certain points which should be treated as the key differences between recruitment and selection. These differences are the main that one should always keep knowledge about when starting a company or absorbing for any organization for that matter.

Key differences between recruitment and selection

Recruitment is the process of finding a candidate for a vacant position of the organization and selection is selecting the best one who is fitted for the job, who will do the work according to the exact need of the company.

Recruitment consumes a lesser amount of time because it is just announcing that there is a need for a suited candidate for a vacant post available in the organization.

Recruitment is putting up advertising and campaigning  on different platforms such as on the internet, social media platforms, on sites that connect employers to eligible candidates. Selection is basically the assessment part where it is checked who is suited and who is not by means of different exams, interviews and many other tests such as personality tests or aptitude tests.

Between the two recruitment is way less expensive as it does not consist of a large number steps which should be followed, selection is way more expensive and consumes a lot of time. But the steps are equally important.

All the possible points of differences between the two are mentioned above and I hope that it will be helpful for you. Because understanding these differences are very important to run a successful profit making organization.

Even if you want to give the whole responsibility of absorbing fitted candidates for your organization to some recruitment agency then also it is important for you to understand these basics to be sure that they are doing the needful for your company.

Even the best recruitment agencies can make mistakes and there you need to make sure that you get the best one to work for you.

Remember skilled employees are directly proportional to the profit making.