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The Recruitment Authority Matrix

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ABDUL | 21 Jul 2016, 09:26 PM Agree 0
Deciding who approves a certain task, budget, or project is essential for both the entire organization and any given department. Clarity about duties and accountabilities fosters better communication and results in organized processes, empowerment, and enhanced work efficiency. I highly recommend arranging authorities and approvals within your talent acquisition department. Who approves job descriptions? Who appoints headhunting and executive-search firms? How many approvals are necessary to conduct man-power planning and workforce forecasting?

However, before answering all such questions, you have to scan your company’s culture and examine management styles. Does your company have a centralized or decentralized decision-making model? Who are your major players in making recruitment decisions? Who will participate in recruitment during the year? How strong is the relationship between the HR and finance departments? Does your company value work delegation? Do you have an active executive committee? Designing an authority matrix for the recruitment department requires answers to all of the above.

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