Definitions for Recruitment

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a newly enlisted or drafted member of the armed forces.

  2. a new member of a group, organization, or the like.

  3. a fresh supply of something.

  4. (v.t.)to enlist (a person) for service in one of the armed forces.

  5. to raise (a force) by enlistment.

  6. to strengthen or supply (an armed force) with new members.

  7. to furnish with a fresh supply; replenish; renew.

  8. to renew or restore (health, strength, etc.).

  9. to seek to hire, enroll, or enlist:

    to recruit executives.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. (v.i.)to enlist persons for service in one of the armed forces.

  11. to engage in finding and attracting new members.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. to recover, or gain new supplies of, something lost or wasted.

Origin of recruit:

1635–45; (n.) < dial. F recrute= F recrue new growth, n. use of fem. ptp. of recroître (re-re - +croître < L crēscere to grow)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. recruitment, enlisting(noun)

    the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. recruitment(noun)ɪˈkrut

    the activity of recruiting

    military recruitment


  1. recruitment(Noun)

    The process or art of finding candidates for a post in an organization, or of recruits for the armed forces

  2. recruitment(Noun)

    A style or process of recruiting

  3. Origin: (French: recrutement)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recruitment(noun)

    the act or process of recruiting; especially, the enlistment of men for an army


  1. Recruitment

    Recruitment refers to the process of attracting, screening, selecting, and onboarding a qualified person for a job. At the strategic level it may involve the development of an employer brand which includes an 'employee offering'. The stages of the recruitment process include: job analysis and developing a person specification; the sourcing of candidates by networking, advertising, or other search methods; matching candidates to job requirements and screening individuals using testing; assessment of candidates' motivations and their fit with organisational requirements by interviewing and other assessment techniques. The recruitment process also includes the making and finalising of job offers and the induction and onboarding of new employees. Depending on the size and culture of the organisation recruitment may be undertaken in-house by managers, human resource generalists and / or recruitment specialists. Alternatively parts of all of the process might be undertaken by either public sector employment agencies, or commercial recruitment agencies, or specialist search consultancies.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Recruitment' in Nouns Frequency: #2203

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