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A history lesson in recruitment from the Roman army

A history lesson in recruitment from the Roman army

April 8, 2014

When do you think the recruitment industry was born? Most people would think it was a 20th Century creation, but many of the practices have been in play for thousands of years.

Raghav Singh, in a piece on the history of recruitment, discusses how the ancient Romans had the same problems that we face in our modern age of recruitment; not enough candidates, massive competition around talent, salary demands, and so on.

These ideas inspired our latest infographic, where we explore how things like referral schemes, employer branding, visas and decentralised hiring go back all the way to ancient civilisations.

Source: Raghav Singh, History of Recruiting: Part I

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