In this paper, I analyze and research the field of candidate recruitment. From this angle, I focus on Slovenian companies and the process of acquiring qualified personnel assuming the occurence of increased staffing needs. The purpose is to explore the notion of recruitment in praxis and to make proposals facilitating the process of acquiring new staff during increased staffing needs. Through reviewing domestic and foreign literature, I set out the theoretical frameworks of the recruiting process and the recruitment methods. In the empirical part I conducted structured interviews through which I examined and described the situation on the job market in 4 different Slovenian companies, analyzed the staffing needs and made suggestions for improvements. Due to important advantages offered and mentioned also by the interviewees I recommend the use of human resources agencies for personnel recruitment, pay increases especially in physically demanding jobs and promoting shorter administrative procedures in regards to acquiring domestic and foreign personnel. In the presentation of the results, I answered all research questions which helped better understand the situation on the labor market and the field of personnel recruitment in Slovenia. The most common method of recruitment in the private sector is through recruitment agencies and online portals. Employers believe that the labor supply on the Slovenian market does not currently meet the staffing needs of companies.