What are external sources of recruitment? Give any two common external sources of recruitment.
It means inviting applicants for filling up the vacancies from outside the organisation. Two external sources of recruitment are given below:
(i) Advertising Advertising in newspapers and trade journals is a common method of encouraging people to apply for jobs. The advantage of using advertising is that it can give a lot of information about the job as well as the company. But, sometimes it may lead to a flood of response, largely made up of unsuitable candidates.
(ii) Employment exchanges These are run by government and help to match personnel demand and supply by serving as a link between job seekers and employers.