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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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By conducting year-round recruitment, Fujitsu aims to further expand opportunities for acquiring diverse talent both in Japan and overseas.
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The s1jobs Recruitment Awards recognise excellence in creativity, effectiveness and business success across the entire spectrum of recruitment and are judged by both a panel and s1jobs' 800,000 candidate base.
Khalil Baloch a job seeker from Jhail Magsi district expressed his reservation over the recruitment procedure on division and district levels saying that the recruitment should be made through well reputed organizations.
Article 3 stipulates that the powers, prerogatives, assets, specialisations and allocations of the Public Authority for Manpower Register shall be transferred to the National Recruitment Centre, and so shall all the specialisations of the centre from the Ministry of Manpower.
They said that according to the manual the GM (HR and A) would perform the functions relating to the recruitment of personnel including issuing contracts of employment; approval of segregation of duties and selection criteria; finalising the advertisement of positions; provision of professional human resource advice; recruitment training and development of human resource; evaluating, monitoring and reporting on the recruitment process; and ongoing improvement of the recruitment process.
As per the notification, recruitments in grade 17 and above through the Public Service Commission will be exempted.
She said the policy is contrary to the provisions of the ILC 181 which states workers should not be made to pay any recruitment fees.
At the same time, Randstad Sourceright has also strengthened its in-country candidate engagement capability, expanding the engagement specialist teams in Singapore and Malaysia to provide a fully onsite recruitment model for clients.
The Minister said in next phase further recruitment of 3872 medical officers would be requisite to PPSC in October.

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