Different organizations employ different human resource practices all aimed at ensuring effectiveness and efficiency.
West Yorkshire police is one of the public service sectors whereby human resource is applied during the recruitment and selection process. In this public service sector, the recruitment process begins when an individual applies to join this sector. An individual is eligible to apply for a job in this sector if he or she is 18 years and above with no limit being set for application. This sector usually encourages the older people to apply for jobs in this job especially because to the nature of work carried out in this sector. The normal age of retirement for a serving police officer is sixty years. During the application process, no height restrictions are imposed and the abilities of a person who is applying for the job are considered as being vital. The recruitment process is thorough and detailed unlike in most organizations. This is so because the police sector requires people who are committed and royal. The application for job posts in the west Yorkshire police unlike most organizations applies for both external and internal candidates. The application form is usually very detailed and incorrect filling of the form may lead to disqualification. While filling the form, relevance is highly recommended with candidates required to give accurate answers to the questions. Applications which are done in the last six months are automatically rejected. Once an individual's application goes through the first stage, the candidate is called in to commence training which is a probation which takes approximately two years under which the candidate is evaluated and his or her fitness assessed to ensure he or she is fit to join the police force (Training & Development Centre, n. d).
For application to be termed viable and worth of consideration in the new Yorkshire police department, there are several qualifications which a candidate must have. One of the qualifications is that he or she should have been convicted or even cautioned by the court for serious crimes like rape, murder or even kidnapping. Also, offences which may have resulted into prison sentences and offences which are recordable also make one to be disqualified to join the police force. Tattoos which the west Yorkshire police feels that they undermine the authority and dignity of the constable's office or are numerous, garish or prominent may make an application to be rejected. Tattoos should not lead to provocation or even offend the citizens and other colleagues at workplace. Good health as well as fitness is prerequisites before joining the police force especially because of the nature and kind of work that is carried out by the police. However, this does not disqualify the disabled persons and necessary adjustments are made to accommodate them if the disability cannot tamper with such an individual's work. Political allegiance can also make a person's application to be rejected by the new Yorkshire police. Individuals belonging to the British national party and other such organizations which may contradict diversity or led to racial inequality are also disqualified and thus their applications are