Good recruitment is vital, especially when labour markets are tight. It ensures that the workforce has the relevant skills and abilities for the organisation's current and future needs. Effective resourcing is not just about filling an immediate vacancy but about impacting the long-term success of the business, using workforce planning data to understand the skills needed for organisational performance.
This factsheet looks at what recruitment and resourcing involves and outlines the UK law affecting recruitment activities.
This factsheet was last updated by Claire McCartney: Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing and Inclusion, CIPD
Claire leads our policy work on flexible and new ways of working and resourcing and talent management. She also works in the area of equality, diversity and inclusion and leads policy work on carers, working parents and compassionate bereavement support.
Read our latest Labour Market Outlook report for analysis on employers’ recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions this winter
Explore our collection of resources and Q&As covering the recruitment process, from pre-employment checks and case law, to employing overseas workers
Understand what people analytics is, different types of HR data, and the importance of people analytics strategy and process
Introduces the basics of reward, which includes pay and benefits, and outlines the UK legal position
Outlines the purpose of pay structures and progression, including the common ways of structuring pay and determining, reviewing and controlling pay progression