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Is the process of assessing job applicants using one or a variety of methods with the purpose of finding the most suitable person for the organization. It is the stage that follows the recruitment process, whereby a pool of possible candidates has been generated. A wide range of selection techniques can be used and ideally these are chosen according to the type of job vacancy to be filled. The techniques are designed to reveal attributes, skills, and qualities of the individual that indicate their suitability for the job. This means that only appropriate selection techniques ought to be used. The use of techniques that have reliability and validity is more likely to lead to an appropriate selection decision and the appointment of a suitable candidate. Selection techniques include: assessment centres, biodata, graphology, interview, psychometric tests, reference checks, and work sampling.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.


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