Young people: recruiting and commitment In March of 2012, there were 465,000 people unemployed in the Netherlands. The lower age brackets were hit hardest by that unemployment. Organisations have an interest in recruiting young people into their workforce – but in times of economic recession they are often only able to offer flexible (temporary) contracts.
a What could an organisation do to improve the numbers of young people they recruit and commit to their organisation? What tools are available for online recruiting? Would you recommend a job aggregator website? How can the organisation use personal contact for recruitment purposes? What are good measures when selecting appropriate candidates? b What is the best way for an organisation to coach young people with a flexible contract? What options can you come up with? c What was are there for making sure young people with flexible contracts become invested in (or committed to) the organisation? What sort of arrangements is the organisation likely to stimulate? Also use the information from chapter 1 in your answer.