Best practice in selection

An effective selection process is fair, thorough and unbiased. It makes your vacancy available to as many qualified and competent applicants as possible — making it more likely that you will find your ‘ideal fit’.

You might wish to consider the following tips during your selection process:

=> Avoid being led by personal preference alone. Instinct can be useful in selecting employees, but don’t be distracted from your person specification.
=> Use measurable skills to directly compare candidates in a systematic way. If using qualitative criteria, find a way to directly compare without introducing bias.
=> Bear in mind your company objectives. Any new employees are likely to need skills that meet growing or changing needs.
=> Be open to flexible working. Where feasible, the option to work part-time, in a job-share or remotely can widen your pool of applicants and reflect positively on your company as an

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