chapter  4
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Recruitment and selection for sport organizations

Attracting and selecting the right individuals for the organization is a critical strategic human resources management (SHRM) decision. In the words of the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Electric, Jack Welch, ‘strategy begins with the people that you hire’. In Chapter 2 on SHRM hiring the right person was consistently cited as a key activity in ensuring that an organization meets its goals and this approach is mirrored in the recruitment and selection policies of a large number of best practice organizations (Pfeffer, 1998a). There are a number of reasons for this emphasis on selecting the right persons for your organization.