Recruitment


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to Recruitment: recruitment and selection

recruitment

[ri′krüt·mənt]
(physiology)
A serial discharge from neurons innervating groups of muscle fibers.

Recruitment

 

(Russian, verbovka; from German werben via Polish werbowac), the hiring of people for military service, one method of troop replacement. In antiquity this method was used chiefly in the form of hiring whole detachments of foreigners in wartime. Another form of recruitment was individual hiring of soldiers, primarily citizens of the country concerned, for a long time or for lifelong military service (the hired standing armies of ancient Rome and Byzantium).

In Western Europe in the Middle Ages, hired troops came to be widely used in the 15th century, and from the end of the 15th century the hired army system became the main system of replacing troops (for instance, during the Thirty Years’ War of 1618-48). Recruitment was rarely voluntary: threats, deception, the use of intoxicants, and direct violence were the usual accompaniments of recruitment. These methods were practiced in Western Europe, especially in Prussia, until the end of the 18th century. Among the great powers only Great Britain and the USA maintained the recruitment system until World War I. In Russia recruitment had not been practiced on a wide scale. At present a considerable part of the personnel of the armed forces serve for hire in various countries such as the USA, West Germany, France, and Great Britain.

References in periodicals archive ?
Total quantity or scope: PfH is seeking to appoint a number of recruitment agencies to each lot of the framework agreement.
Over the last 15 years, Omni has helped a wide range of organisations improve recruitment processes of all shapes and sizes.
This reputation has been established by forging positive relationships with clients who want to attract the highest(quality recruitment consultants to their organisation.
The REC Diploma in Recruitment Practice was the first national qualification to deal exclusively with recruitment, and is validated by Middlesex University Business School.
The Outreach Recruitment Program does not espouse equity for select groups.
However, the emerging use of recruitment outsourcers is based upon obtaining the benefits of using a dedicated search firm with a stronger strategic relationship and integration of the professional recruiters.
This will close a loop hold that allows Trusts to recruit temporary staff from developing countries and extend the code to cover even more recruitment agencies.
Traditionally, the recruitment industry in Japan has been focused largely on finding staff in the IT, finance and HR sectors for multinational firms and the increasing number of Japanese firms with foreign interests.
If we're going to have strict standards, lets have strict standards, even if it's going to slow down recruitment.
Over the years, professional associations have provided minority scholarship funds, but these have not been concentrated in a way to make a strong impact in overall patterns of recruitment and occupational entry.
Holding: As in Situation 1, the hospital has objective evidence demonstrating a need for pediatricians in its service area and has conducted its physician recruitment activity in a manner that will not jeopardize its tax exemption.

Full browser ?