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Dear Workforce How Do I Justify Recruiting For A Position

Requisitions serve to approve new hires and keep salaries within spending limits.
September 12, 2001
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Dear Workforce:

How do I determine if a position is justified for recruitment? Is there achecklist of factors to consider?

-- In need of guidance, HR, manufacturing, Texas.

A Dear In-Need:

Most companies use a requisition system that ties recruiting efforts to thecompany's financial budget. A recruiter is required to have the OK from thefinance department before expending the effort to recruit for a particularposition.

The requisition serves to approve not only the position, as far as additionalhead count, but also to give a salary range to make sure that the hiring managerdoes not over spend versus the budget. Hiring managers generally need thefinancial oversight to make sure they don't over-hire or over-spend, which wouldcut into the company's profitability.

The requisitions are approved either at the beginning of the year during theannual budget process or during the year, as additional headcount or replacementheadcount is approved.

SOURCE: Mike Sweeny, T. Williams ConsultingInc., Collegeville, Pa., April26, 2001.

LEARN MORE: See "Hiring an Employee: How Much DoesIt Cost?"

The information contained in this article is intended to provide usefulinformation on the topic covered, but should not be construed as legal advice ora legal opinion. Also remember that state laws may differ from the federal law.

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