The course aims to examine the processes of recruitment and selection . The main objective is to learn what are the most important characteristics of the selection profession. The first part of the course will be dedicated to the main features of professionals working in this field (educational background, experience, characteristics of their working context, etc.) and the main recruitment channels of personnel for companies and business services (hiring and recruiting agencies), focusing on ethical and legislative constraints introduced over time to protect the potential discriminatory effects of this profession. In the second part of this course we will focus on the personnel selection process. We will analyse the main techniques and the criteria underlying the selectors' choices. For this purpose we will take into account the influence of the organisational context in the selection process and the various applicants' individual characteristics.
I module 1. The selectors' profession: where they work, what Is their educational background, how they become selectors 2. Recruitment channels: the relevance of social and professional networks, the influence of the new media 3. Recruitment constraints: law and ethics against discrimination II Module 1. Selection techniques: curricula evaluation, assessments 2. Selection criteria in companies and hiring and recruiting agencies 3. Selection criteria on the base of applicants' characteristics