Essay Recruiting and Retaining the Right People

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Recruiting and retaining the right people

Who are Barclays?
It all began way back in 1690, when John Freame and Thomas Gould start trading as goldsmith bankers in Lombard Street, in the City of London. In 1735, Freame’s son, Joseph, invited his brother-in-law, James Barclay, to join them as a partner, and the name has remained a constant presence in the business ever since.
Family banks like this one, though, found it hard to compete with the larger joint stock banks by the end of the 19th century. So in 1896, 20 small private family banks joined together in a move that created a bank with 182 branches, 806 staff and deposits of £26m.
Further amalgamations and take-overs followed and by 1920 Barclays Bank Limited was ranked third
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Most recently, we’ve become the first bank to launch Pingit, an app that allows you to transfer money from your iPhone, Android or Blackberry to anyone with a mobile phone number.

Introduction
One of the most damaging incidents that can occur in a job sector can originates from poor recruitment practices. Recruiting the right person is the beginning of the process. When hiring, knowing the persons personality and behaviour is very vital, as it gives you a small insight into what the person is like. Most jobs give out Interview’s before they are able to hire new workers so they are able to get a feel of who they are hiring and if they are right for the job; so first impression is important. Some jobs go through more than one stage of interviewing to make sure that they have an accurate feeling of person.
Job Description
What is a job description?
A broad, general, and written statement of a specific job, based on the findings of a job analysis. It generally includes duties, purpose, responsibilities, scope, and working conditions of a job along with the job's title, and the name or designation of the person to whom the employee reports. Job description usually forms the basis of job specification.
Jobs descriptions are vital as they attract a candidate to the job position and explain all important information that is needed to be understood before applying for the job role.
When used as a

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