Selecting staff

Jo Jacobs

Editor's message: Filling vacancies can be a lengthy and costing process. Selection involves two main processes: shortlisting candidates, and assessing candidates against the job-related criteria for the role to make a final selection decision.

Selecting the most suitable candidate for the role can make an extremely positive impact on the performance of an organisation, but getting it wrong can be costly and detrimental in a number of ways, for example higher staff turnover and lower employee morale.

There are a wide range of selection tools that organisations can use when recruiting new employees, including interviews and psychometric tests.

Jo Jacobs, HR practice editor

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