Study of the Instrumentation Ltd. recruitment process (Palakkad)

Study of the Instrumentation Ltd. recruitment process (Palakkad)


Recruitment is the process of locating potential individuals who might join an organization and encouraging them to apply for existing or anticipated job openings. During this process, efforts are made to inform the applicants fully about the qualifications required to perform the job and the career opportunities the organization can offer its employees. Whether a particular job vacancy will be filled by someone from within the organization or from outside will depend on the availability of personnel, the organization’s HR policies, and the requirements of the job to be staffed.

In this scenario, recruitment becomes an inevitable process that has to be done in every organization, which helps to increase the rate of selection process. Instrumentation Limited is one of the most important valve making organization in India. To study the recruitment process and the various methods of recruitment the researcher has carried out the research. Organizations with effective recruitment systems are able to identify right skills and motivations to succeed in the organization.

Recruitment is the best method to increase the pool of potential personnel and thus the selection process by filtering the number of under qualified and over qualified job candidate


The main of the aim of research is to study the current recruitment process in Instrumentation Limited, Palakkad.

The other objectives of the research are:

To identify the various factors affecting recruitment policy and programme.
To identify the sources of recruitment with to acquire potential candidate.
To understand the recent trends in recruitment

Prelimnary Review:

To be more effective information’s can be gathered from the staffs on their perceptions on the quality of recruitment. Thebusiness pool and the environment are changing rapidly with the globalization, competition all affecting the production level of the company. Recruitment of employees to right job plays a vital role in the growth of the company. A well planned and well managed recruitment effort will result in high quality candidates and they add as assets to the business or the organization.

Increased competition for talent means that recruiting has acquired new importance for managers. Today, many jobs require higher skill levels, to stay apace of their competitors and expand their operations companies have to look for efficient workers. Some of the findings on basis of prelimnary analysis are:

1. 75% of employees said that recruitment is helpful for right man on right job.

2. 67% employees opined that external factors are not affected to do recruitment program.

3. 75% of employees agree that nature of competition for human resources determines the organizational approach towards the recruitment program.

4. 80% of employees are satisfied with the present recruitment program.

5. 55% of employees strongly disagreeing that organization is conducting campus interview.

6. The recruitment cost is so high because prospective candidate is not joining in the organization

7. 54% of employee’s strongly agreeing that they are aware of the type of personnel to be recruited.

8. 75% of employees opined that both promotion and transfer are provided by the company

9. 85% of employees opined that traditional methods are suited for recruitment.

The above findings help us to know the current situation, conditions, trends and what do they expect on recruitment. So that we will be able to take necessary steps now and changes for the future also for a better work life.

Instrumentation Limited Palakkad, started its operation in technical collaboration with an international reputed firm Yamataka-Honeywell Company Limited, Japan for the manufacturing of control valves. Later safety valves were manufactured in collaboration with M/s ETSL Bernard, France. The unit in Palakkad concentrates mainly on pneumatically operated control valves. Recognizing the quality and reliability of the products , the stress they given for research and development made me interest towards them and to make a case study about their recruitment of candidates as a resource for the company

Research questionaire:

How the current recruitment process takes place.
What are the various factors affecting recruitment policy and programme.
What are the sources of recruitment with to acquire potential candidate.
To understand the recent trends in recruitment

Research Methodology:

The context of the case study is to examine and evaluate on Instrumentation Limited, Palakkad, India. In research method many ways of work processes are used to get accurate result as possible. The research is to examine the recruitment process, sources of recruitment to acquire the candidate and the factors affecting the policy and programme of recruitment.

Nature of research design:

The research design used here is descriptive research design. In descriptive research the researcher has no control over the variables.

Sample Design:


The population in the organization is 633.


The sample unit is the employees from various departments in the organization.


The sample size chosen for study is 60 employees


The method used is simple random sampling.


The data necessary for the study has been collected from primary and secondary sources.

a) Primary Data

The primary data are those, which are, collected a fresh and for the first time and thus happen to be original in character. The primary data is collected for specific purpose, in this study, these data are collected by means of questionnaire and interview schedule.

b) Secondary Data

The secondary data means data that are already available; it may be either published data or unpublished data. Secondary data for the case study or the research will be collected from company websites, recruitment policy of the organisation and articles, magazines and books.


Questionnaire and interview schedule are used to collect data. This will be used for further analysis.


Simple percentage method is used to analyze the data. This will give the statistical information for analysis.


Column chart
Pie diagrams

This diagrams will give us a brief idea about the data’s that we have to analyze and will give a quick view of the data’s that are present.

Planning And Any Special Resources Required;

Proper information’s given by the staffs working in the Instrumentation Limited will help to collect data’s or information’s that are necessary for the statistical and data analysis. And also collect data’s through voice calls, websites to make it more flexible.



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