In order to increase efficiency in hiring and retention and to ensure consistency and compliance in the recruitment and selection process, it is recommended the following steps be followed also refer to Staff Recruitment and Selection Hiring Checklist. Details for each step include the minimum recommended best practice to attract a talented and diverse applicant pool:. Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity are not separate actions in the recruitment and selection process. Recruitments provide opportunities to departments to align staff skill sets to initiatives and goals, and for departmental and individual growth. Proper planning and evaluation of the need will lead to hiring the right person for the role and team.