5. Screening and Selection


Once you have received responses, you must ‘screen' applications to decide which applicants to progress and which to reject.

The job description and person specification will be invaluable in helping the screening process as you will be able to exclude those applicants who do not have the essential requirements for the job.

In this section we will look at how you shortlist and screen candidates.

How do you choose the right candidate?

Before commencing any selection, you should prepare the criteria against which you intend to select and possibly score applicants.

Selection criteria should include the skills, abilities and qualifications required. It will also include the personal attributes from the person specification (which may include things like values, enthusiasm, ability to work unsupervised,...

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