Recruitment means finding and hiring new employees by companies. This process involves several major functions. As warehouse recruiters evolve through the recruitment process, they use data and analysis to develop and then cut down a large number of applicants, finally selecting one candidate to hire.
In order to find individuals to work for a warehousing company, a warehouse recruiter first has to know exactly what the company needs. The first function of the warehouse recruiter thus is to identify what the new employee will do and what qualifications and experience is required to complete the work tasks. From the acknowledged points, the company develops a formal job description and sets a basic salary scale.
Once the warehouse recruiter knows what type of employee the company needs, he finds out what class of individuals might be able to do the job and where to recruit. Warehouse recruiters get the word out about the job through word of mouth, printed advertisements, website postings and similar tools. For a single job, there might be hundreds or even thousands of applicants. The warehouse recruiter keeps track of the applications that come in through spreadsheets and databases. He or she also tries to organize the information so that the candidates who appear most qualified can be easily found and contacted.
Another function of warehouse recruiters is verifying the experience and work ethic of the candidate. This is done by speaking to the references the candidate’s list on their applications. A basic background check is additionally done to be certain the candidate has no criminal history that might pose a risk to the company hiring.
Job applicants are invited to take tests. These tests are additional tools the company uses to determine if the applicant has the knowledge and competence needed to do the job. When qualified applicants have been confirmed, managers then set up interviews. Interviews give the managers an opportunity to get a sense of what each candidate is like and find out how they can interact with other employees on the job.
The last function of warehouse recruiters is the evaluation of all the information gathered about the candidates that are still being considered by the managers. Based on this information, the managers think decisively about what they have learned about the applicants and what the company needs. They make a final hiring decision and contact the individual they want to have the job. If the applicant selected accepts the job, then the managers proceed to handle the formal aspects of hiring.