ISO 30405 Human Resource Management. Guidelines on Recruitment

Recruitment is a major part of human resource management, including the necessary activities an organization undertakes to attract, source, assess, and employ people. The activities that comprise recruitment also overlap, to some degree, with those that comprise staffing, but the prime focus of this document is on recruitment.

The impact of recruitment on organizational performance was noted in a survey conducted of 4 288 executives from 102 countries by the World Federation of People Management Association (WFPMA), which showed that organizations ranked in the top 20 % in terms of ability to deliver on recruiting experienced up to 3,5 times the revenue growth and as much as twice the average profit margin of other organizations.

ISO 30405: 2016 aims to help organizations focus and deliver on recruitment performance objectives by providing guidance on effective processes and procedures necessary for the recruitment of people.

It focuses on key processes and practices, including:

  • recruitment policy development;
  • the flow from the sourcing of potential applicants to the boarding of new recruits;
  • evaluation and measurement.