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recruitment

noun     /rɪˈkruːtmənt/ HR
[U] (also recruiting) the process of employing new people to work for a company or organization: In the private business sector, there has been a tight limit on wage rises and a near-freeze on recruitment. A survey in January highlighted the recruitment of people with leadership skills as one of HR directors' biggest worries. The industry needs to take a long, hard look at its approach to recruitment and retention. recruitment and training a recruitment process/policy/procedure a recruitment company/firm/group a recruitment campaign/drive
make recruitments to get someone to join a company or organization : We sometimes engage workers on a temporary basis until regular or permanent recruitments can be made.
→ See also e-recruitment
(Definition of recruitment noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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