This course is an introduction to sound procedures in recruitment and selection that meet scientific, professional and Canadian legal standards. It presents recruitment and selection as essential components of strategic human resource planning and emphasizes its role in enhancing productivity. Job analysis and competency modelling are introduced as keys to developing a recruitment and selection system and to understanding the relationship between improved selection systems and increased organizational productivity. Contemporary developments related to competencies, interviewing, cognitive ability testing, personality testing and drug and honesty testing are also discussed. The course also recognizes the constraints under which organizations operate, and presents recruitment and selection within the context of a global market and competition aspect.