Definition of recruitment in English:



  • 1mass noun The action of enlisting new people in the armed forces.

    ‘methods of military recruitment’
    ‘the recruitment figures for individual battalions’
    • ‘The ministry also demanded that he change the script, alleging that it would discourage recruitment to the armed forces.’
    • ‘Another is the United Nations convention on the rights of the child, which restricts recruitment of children into the armed forces.’
    • ‘He was attracted by recruitment material portraying the military in glowing terms.’
    • ‘It is at this point that even those governments who have shunned it in peacetime resort to the third method of recruitment, conscription.’
    • ‘They joined, just like Gordon, during the army recruitment drive.’
    • ‘The school bans recruitment because of the military's antigay policy.’
    • ‘At this cinema, the managers have not seen fit to remove the military recruitment ads from the previews.’
    • ‘Even though military units require no upkeep, a high level of recruitment or conscription will severely weaken the economic front.’
    • ‘Over 100 people took part in a demonstration outside a US military recruitment office in Pittsburgh last Saturday.’
    • ‘Military recruitment officers in Texas, Georgia and Tennessee reported unprecedented increases in applications.’
    • ‘There are matters relating to the level of recruitment for the armed forces at the moment, both in terms of the regular forces and the territorial forces.’
    • ‘This has created a crisis in the armed forces with high desertion rates, poor morale and a sharp drop in military recruitment.’
    • ‘Facing lagging recruitment figures, military recruiters are under increasing pressure to produce.’
    • ‘If military recruitment is down now, wait till the kids read this book.’
    • ‘Its chief proponent has been Charles Moskos, an expert on military recruitment and retention.’
    • ‘All branches of the military have exceeded their recruitment goals for the last three years.’
    • ‘He said Defence also facilitated and worked to support the direct recruitment of Air Force personnel by Air Services Australia.’
    • ‘He cited low unemployment and increasing job availability as other reasons why Armed Forces recruitment figures were declining.’
    • ‘The bursary scheme is expected to boost recruitment of engineers and scientists into the Armed Forces.’
    • ‘The army has launched its latest recruitment drive in Wiltshire.’
    1. 1.1 The action of finding new people to join an organization or support a cause.
      ‘this was a deterrent to the recruitment of nurses’
      • ‘To sustain agriculture at its current status, recruitment of outstanding individuals must be enhanced.’
      • ‘When a union prioritises recruitment and organisation people join.’
      • ‘And faced with a shortage of human collateral what method of recruitment would you expect a major IT company to employ?’
      • ‘The most effective recruitment drives are founded on issues, not just organizations.’
      • ‘Ministers hope to reduce the figure through recruitment and retention initiatives designed to make Scottish jobs as attractive as possible.’
      • ‘This method of recruitment may explain why a substantial number of eligible subjects refused.’
      • ‘Methods of recruitment and results for this survey have been reported in detail elsewhere.’
      • ‘The Department of Health in England has been explicit in its support for international recruitment.’
      • ‘That is why the recruitment industry has grown enormously over the past 10 years.’
      • ‘Responses did not differ according to type of treatment, method of recruitment, or characteristics of respondents outlined in the table.’
      • ‘The museum has launched its first recruitment poster campaign to recruit younger helpers during National Volunteer Week.’
      • ‘But if published recruitment figures are to be believed, the party is no decaying monolith.’
      • ‘They use ostensibly charitable organizations for funding and recruitment.’
      • ‘To do this the trade union movement must develop a youthful edge that is about much more than recruitment figures.’
      • ‘The bulk of that figure was generated by way of public sector recruitment while part-time work also added to the higher jobs figure, it said.’
      • ‘Organizations engaged in recruitment should, as a result, collect data about the applicant pool.’
      • ‘A recruitment drive has been launched to find more people to become volunteers in the borough.’
      • ‘America wants to recruit 1m nurses by 2010 and has launched a recruitment drive in Britain.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, job agencies are organising a major nurses' recruitment fair later this month.’
      • ‘These programmes include awareness campaigns to support recruitment of potential participants into clinical trials.’
      • ‘A recruitment drive is to be launched to find a team of dedicated volunteers to man the front desk at Kingston police station.’
  • 2Ecology
    The increase in a natural population as progeny grow and new members arrive.

    ‘the black-tailed deer is notoriously capable of population recruitment after numbers are depleted’
    • ‘These patterns may have implications for population survival and recruitment in forests.’
    • ‘The effect of both is to minimize the effects of temporally variable recruitment on total population size.’
    • ‘Our findings suggest that cowbirds are relatively long lived and that recruitment into the breeding population is low.’
    • ‘The four remaining plots were left as controls to record natural recruitment.’
    • ‘All nestlings were banded, which enabled a study of recruitment to the breeding population.’
  • 3Physiology
    The incorporation of cells from elsewhere in the body into a tissue or region.

    ‘inflammatory cell recruitment’
    • ‘The endothelium is the primary portal for inflammatory cell recruitment.’
    • ‘Chemokines are important regulators of cell recruitment to the allergic airway.’
    • ‘Several of these cytokines are involved in monocyte production and recruitment.’
    • ‘The side effect is inflammation and recruitment of these specific inflammatory and immune cells that are characteristic of the disease.’
    • ‘The end result would be the recruitment of antigen-specific T cells to the lung.’
    induction, introduction, admission, admittance, installation, incorporation, ordination, investiture, investment, enlistment, enrolment
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