Organization recruitment and use of biometrics
The process of recruitment and selection in organizations can be tedious and costly as it involves acquisition of new staff to fill vacant positions. To avoid this process, a firm has different options including contracting, using agencies or outsourcing the employees from other firms. Contractor recruiters involve contacting consultants who specify in recruiting with the requirements and expected experience of the successful candidate. The contractors then undergo the process of recruitment and selection keeping in mind these requirements thus providing the firm with the staff.
Using staffing agencies is another manner of acquiring new staff which involves contacting headhunters with the specifications who in return charge commission from the salary of the hired employee. These, however, do not offer managerial support in recruitment as the relation with the firm is short-lived compared to the contact recruiters. In other cases, a firm can fill the vacant positions in the firm through internal selection which involves offering the chances to staff who are already familiar and indicate potential within the firm.
Most organizations use biometrics as a form of recognition to the staff thus increasing security and reduce unauthorized access. This can include use of DNA when high security is required, fingerprints and facial recognition. Barclays bank which is a renowned international bank uses finger prints as a biometric to ensure only qualified staff have access to different locations within the banks. This involves placing a biometric machine outside several doors in which employees are expected to use the finger prints to unlock the doors. Such doors include those leading to the vaults where money is stored, back office where the cash officers operate from and in the ATM machines. Limited employees are given such access including the managers and cash officers making it unnecessary for customer service representatives to have access to the back office and vaults. This increases security and accountability within the bank.