recruitment

noun

re·​cruit·​ment ri-ˈkrüt-mənt How to pronounce recruitment (audio)
1
: the action or process of recruiting
2
: the process of adding new individuals to a population or subpopulation (as of breeding or legally catchable individuals) by growth, reproduction, immigration, and stocking
also : a measure (as in numbers or biomass) of recruitment

Examples of recruitment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Studies gave Ukrainians a chance to try treatments not otherwise available in the country, easing the process of recruitment, and the country has a wealth of contract research organizations that specialize in running trials. Damian Garde, STAT, 22 Feb. 2024 The 42-year police veteran — he’s spent 17 of those years leading the Evans police force — said in interview that his interest mainly revolved around the novel schedule’s effectiveness as a recruitment and retention tool. John Aguilar, The Mercury News, 22 Feb. 2024 Staff turnover fell at half of the organizations, almost a third said the policy had noticeably improved recruitment, and 82% reported beneficial effects on staff well-being. Olesya Dmitracova, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024 In response to an NCAA investigation at the University of Tennessee, the attorneys general in two states – Tennessee and Virginia – filed a lawsuit last week challenging its ban on the use of name, image and likeness compensation in the recruitment of college athletes. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 Companies that rank high for DEI often see better recruitment and retention across employee demographics. Michael D. Brown, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Because of those problems, the officials said, Ukraine’s military has struggled with recruitment. Eric Schmitt, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024 San Diego is paying consultant Bob Murray & Associates up to $250,000 to handle the recruitment, according to the city’s contract with the firm. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2024 That started the whole stream of college recruitment. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of recruitment was in 1793

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“Recruitment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recruitment. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

recruitment

noun
re·​cruit·​ment ri-ˈkrüt-mənt How to pronounce recruitment (audio)
1
: the increase in intensity of a reflex when the initiating stimulus is prolonged without alteration of intensity due to the activation of increasing numbers of motor neurons compare reinforcement
2
: an abnormally rapid increase in the sensation of loudness with increasing sound intensity that occurs in deafness of neural origin and especially in neural deafness of the aged in which soft sounds may be completely inaudible while louder sounds are distressingly loud
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