It is essential that businesses should recruit the right staff in order to function efficiently. There is tension between what the business wants in terms of remuneration to the staff and the anticipated contribution from the staff to the output and profitability of the business. It is an ongoing De Beers within the organisation and remains an issue. For a business to recruit the most appropriate staff it must offer attractive remuneration and also conditions of employment including holiday allowance and fringe benefits such as medical insurance, and opportunities for career development. All of this means that when we think of recruitment we should be thinking along the lines of a complex activity that has many strands and many issues. This class is one of a set on recruitment and closely related topics.