What is 360 recruitment?

360 recruitment is a comprehensive approach to the recruiting process. It involves handling all aspects of the recruitment process, from identifying job vacancies and sourcing candidates to interviewing, selecting, and onboarding them. This approach aims to provide a seamless and all-encompassing recruitment experience for both employers and candidates.

Here are the key stages and activities typically involved in 360-degree recruitment.

Job analysis

Understanding the client's (employer's) needs and requirements for a specific job vacancy, including job responsibilities, qualifications, and cultural fit.


Actively seeking and identifying potential candidates through various channels, such as job boards, social media, referrals, and direct outreach.

Screening & selection

Reviewing resumes, conducting initial phone screenings, and assessing candidates to determine their suitability for the position.


Organising and conducting interviews, which may include phone interviews, video interviews, and in-person interviews, to evaluate candidates' skills, experience, and cultural fit.

Reference checks

Contacting references provided by candidates to verify their qualifications and work history.

Offer management

Extending job offers to selected candidates and negotiating compensation packages.


Assisting with the onboarding process, including paperwork, orientation, and ensuring a smooth transition for the new hire into the organisation.


Maintaining contact with both the candidate and the employer after the hire is made to ensure a successful integration into the company.

360 recruitment is often used by recruitment agencies or internal HR departments to manage the entire recruitment lifecycle for a position. It allows for a more holistic and integrated approach to talent acquisition, ensuring that all aspects of the process are well-coordinated and efficient. This approach can help organisations find the right candidates more effectively while also providing a positive experience for job seekers.

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What is 360 recruitment?