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How to Achieve Employee Selection Success

May 2, 2013

Processing a large amount of candidates is one of the biggest challenges facing hiring managers in today’s workplace.  On average, organizations can expect to receive 30-50 applicants for every job opening – in most cases, that number is much larger. 

How can an organization process a high amount of candidates in an efficient, effective and legally defensible manner?  

What tools and practices should hiring managers be utilizing? 

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An effective candidate selection process should screen out poor fit candidates early in the process and identify candidates that will thrive and be successful in your work environment prior to scheduling an interview.  This alleviates a huge administrative burden for HR departments and ensures that your organization is spending time with candidates that are a good fit for your job openings. 

For more tips on managing high volumes of candidates, check out the short video below featuring Matt O’Connell, Ph.D., EVP and Co-Founder of Select International.  

Matthew O'Connell, Ph.D. Matthew O'Connell, Ph.D. was the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Select International, which was acquired by PSI. For more than 20 years, he was a driving force when it comes to designing, evaluating and integrating selection tools into systems that meet the specific needs of Global 2000 organizations. He is the co-author of the business best-selling book, Hiring Great People.