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(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.

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During this whole process, our football coaching staff will be watching and evaluating recruiting tape.
Speed & Pride Corporation is headed up by CEO and founder Akio Sashima back in 2002 Sashima is what you could call an "artisan" in the recruiting space.
We have such a unique career environment, we can share ideas with other companies who may face similar challenges but who are not recruiting retail candidates," she says.
For the past five years, the company has put more effort into recruiting and, as a result, has bucked an industry trend of agent turnovers.
97-21 does not address every possible situation, it provides needed guidance in determining whether a tax-exempt hospital will endanger its exemption when it provides incentives in recruiting private practice physicians.
Baldock says Mercy saved more than $300,000 in recruiting costs in 1994, and candidates were located sooner by switching to an in-house recruiter.
This article doesn't cover everything firms should know about recruiting -or even all of the things that can go wrong in a college relations effort.
The Cruise West People Care and Development Recruiting Team uses the system on a daily basis to identify and connect with the most outstanding candidates among the several thousand annual employment applicants.
Running backs coach, who is leaving UCLA for NFL's Minnesota Vikings, was instrumental in Bruins' recruiting efforts.
Though these stages are definitely not all-encompassing and do not describe every event that will occur in the recruiting process, they are probably the three most important components of the process.
We are not a firm that particularly specializes in recruiting for foreign IT firms, but focus on recruiting for international financial institutions and foreign law firms.
Ask yourself, why would staff recruiting be any different?