Explain the process of selection of employees in an organization
(a) Preliminary Screening: First of all, the applications received during process of recruitment are
scrutinized. Scrutiny of application forms is made to verify whether the candidate fulfill all the
qualifications essential for the job. The preliminary screening is based on (i) preliminary
interview (ii) filling up the blank application form.
(b) Selection Tests In the selection process, selection test have an important place. Through
these test, ability and skill of the candidates are measured. These tests are divided into
following three categories:
i) Proficiency tests ii. Psychological tests iii. Other tests
(c) Employment Interview: Having successfully cleared all the tests related to employment
by the candidate, he is called for the final interview. Its objectives are to see the looks of the
candidate, his way of talking, his conduct and temperament, his interest, presence of mind
and maturity etc.
(d) Reference and Background checks: After a candidate is selected successfully in the
interview then some information about him is gathered from those persons whose name
figures in the column of ‘References”. This information relates to the character, social relation,
background etc. of the candidate.
(e) Selection Decision : Applicants who clear Selection Tests, Employment Interview and
Reference checks are selected. Prior to taking final selection decision, the opinion of the
manager concerned is sought.
f) Medical Examination: Medical examination is done to check whether the candidate is fit to
carry on the responsibilities assigned to him and whether he is physically fir or not. The