Streamling the Employee Selection Process

1612 Words May 3rd, 2013 7 Pages
“Selection is a highly subjective and inexact process”. Examine this statement citing examples you are familiar with. In your opinion, what steps can be taken to minimize selection errors?

STREAMLING THE EMPLOYEE SELECTION PROCESS

A) SUBJECTIVITY IN EMPLOYEE SELECTION WITH EXAMPLES AND HOW TO MINIMIZE SELETION ERRORS

Subjectivity in employee selection implies inconsistency and unreliability in the whole selection procedure. This renders it inexact. While interpreting the above-mentioned statement, we can have a critical look at the real life recruitment examples below:

The statement implies “inconsistency and unreliability in the selection procedure”
Reliability is minimized when two people evaluating the same candidate provide the
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You can discover whether the candidate has the knowledge and experience you need. You can screen for applicants who expect a salary that is out of your league. You can gain a sense about the person's congruity with your culture. Always pre-screen applicants.

6) Fail to Prepare the Candidate

If your applicant fails to ask about your company and the specifics of the job for which he or she has applied, help the applicant out. Prepare your applicants better for the interview, so interviewers spend their time on the important issues: determining the candidate's skills and fit within your culture. Prepare the candidate by describing the company, the details of the position, the background and titles of the interviewers, and whatever will eliminate time wasting while the candidate interviews within your company.

7) Fail to Prepare the Interviewers

You would not choose a college for your child or launch a project without a plan. Why, then, do organizations put so little planning into interviewing candidates for positions? Interviewers need to meet in advance and create a plan. Who is responsible for which types of questions? What aspect of the candidate's credentials is each person assessing? Who is assessing culture fit. Plan to succeed in employee selection in advance.
EXAMPLES

1) Here are the examples of subjective selection methods by the East African New Trading Company EANT Co. Ltd). They were found subjective and stereotypical.

Poor reference checks

EANT…