Recruitment and Selection


This is a dedicated web page for the standard course on Recruitment and Selection. The course is designed for BBA/MBA students with a focus on managerial models, implications and issues. A 3 credit hours course designed for 45 lectures in 15 weeks, it takes the audience through a systematic journey in one of the core specialization courses in HRM.


This unit aims to ensure that students acquire a managerial perspective on how to manage people in the organizations. Students will develop the ability to integrate the use of human resource management into day-to-day operations and to participate in the creation of long-term impact of HR decision aligned with business strategy. All managers require a working knowledge of managing people through systematic activities to ensure that investments and business decisions revolving around people are soundly based and of benefit to the organization. In addition, an understanding of the use of human resource management techniques can be a major factor in improving organizational and personal productivity.  This course provides the participants with an understanding of HRM concepts, frameworks, and models for defining business models,  managing complex HR activities, and describing technical and conceptual compositions of human resource management. Learning will be accomplished through lectures, case studies, group presentation, and research.

Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:

Have a general understanding of the current state of HRM
Beware of the desired approaches and Business challenges
Be familiar with the state of the art research in the field of HRM


Course Overview and Requirements

Power Point Slides

Introduction to RS: Why Recruitment, Challenges facing Firms, Defining Recruitment, Recruitment Vs Selection, Selection Process, Recruitment Methods

Power Point Slides

Challenges facing Recruitment and Selection – Globalization, Diversity, Ethics and Law

Power Point Slides

Challenges facing Recruitment and Selection – SHRM, HCM and Talent Management

Power Point Slides

Recruitment Basics – Importance and Objectives – Traditional Sources of Recruitment (Internal and External)

Power Point Slides

Modern Sources of Recruitment – E-Recruitment, Ariel Banners, Scouting, Networking, Re-Recruitment – Social Media and Mobile Apps

Power Point Slides

Selection Introduction, Importance of Selection, Miss Hits and Hits, Selection Process, Reliability and Validity

Power Point Slides

Employment Testing, Importance and Key Features, Types of Employment Tests, Key Challenges and Issues facing employment testing

Power Point Slides

Featured Instructor

Farhan Mir

Course Features

Systematic progression through the concepts of Recruitment and Selection
Case study approach using scenarios and examples from top international firms
Local case studies and examples to contextualize the themes based on local situations
Practical assignments and activities to invoke learning
In class and online discussions to bring on surface key issues, controversies and hot debates

Assignments & Projects

This section is dedicated to the major assignments and projects in this course. The assignments and projects build up the important percentage of the assessment as the students are required to translate the learning from the course contents to practical scenarios and develop understanding on the managerial implications.

Assignment 1

Major Projects

Case Study Presentations

A Group task using the standard case study approach, students need to demonstrate understanding on the evolutionary developments in a selected organization


Students need to develop a proper case study using the case study development guidelines

Case Study Presentation Guidelines

Eventually will present their findings in the shape of a Presentation in front of the class or classes on Multimedia
Assignment Details

Students in groups of 8-10 will be assigned an organization (Preferably local organization)
Case should be developed on one of the topics of Human Resource Management in the Selected Organization
Students need to submit both Hard (Printed) and Soft copies (Computer files) of the Case itself and that of the PowerPoint Presentation
This is day 1 so you can start working now!
I will myself present at least one Case Study well before the presentation schedule so that you people have an idea

Listed Topics and Example Case Studies

  • E- Recruitment
  • Succession Planning
  • Employment Testing
  • Unstructured Interviews
  • Trends and Challenges in Selection Process
  • Selection for International Assignments

Due Date:

Submission of proposals in the first week right after the Mid term exams
Presentation will start in the 4th week after Mid term exams

Past Case Studies

Career Development at Mobilink 

Recruitment and Selection at CCPBL

HRIS at Shell Pakistan