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Resourcing (in human resource management) 

Resourcing includes both recruitment and staffing. Recruitment refers to hiring from outside the public service. Staffing is filling a position from within the public service.

(Public Service Commission of Canada)


The Public Service Resourcing system (PSRS) is the solution to many of staffing needs. PSRS is a Web-based tool that refers applicants for positions advertised on the Public Service Commission’s site to hiring managers.

By facilitating the hiring process, PSRS allows managers to maintain their focus on their business priorities. Also, you can be sure that your external recruitment processes are in accordance with all legislative and Public Service Commission requirements.

The system carries out up to 80% of the manual tasks associated with external recruitment, from preparation of the advertisement to referral of applicants who meet the job requirements. Referral is faster, and the selection process is shorter.


Annual report 2007-2008, Public Service Commission of Canada, , Visited on August 4, 2009

Public Service Resourcing Systems, Public Service Commission of Canada, , Visited on August 4, 2009


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