Employee Resourcing and Development

2570 words 11 pages
employee resourcing and development

[How psychometric testing and assessment centres help to make the selection process more effective in providing evidence of whether an applicant has the necessary skills and competencies needed to perform well]

introduction
In today’s business environment, human resource is considered to be an organizations greatest resource; technology and capital are also needed but cannot be utilized with some form of human resource (Mathis and Jackson, 2010). All organizations want to have competitive advance and be successful, selecting and retaining the talented staff is the best way to achieve this. Best practices in the recruitment and selection process can to the achievement of organizational goals (Pilbeam
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When choosing which applicant to hire management makes a discrimination decision based on ability and suitability, this decision however, should always be based valid information related to what is required to perform the job successfully, a fair approach to these discrimination decisions is seen as ethical and professional (Pilbeam and Corbridge, 2010).

methods of selection
Interviews are the most popular method of selection in most countries throughout the world. It entails face-to-face contact between the employer and future employee. Although the validity of the results of interviews has been questioned, there are barely any hires without the interview process; organizations see its usefulness in verifying data and ‘selling’ the organizations’ culture to the applicant (Martin, Whiting and Jackson, 2010). Applicants also use this opportunity to market themselves and showcase their personality. If interviews are not structured with pre-determined questions it can lead to biases and an unfair outcome for the applicant (Armstrong, 2009).

The Application form is another selection method which is highly utilized by most organizations. Its main purpose is to seek information relevant to the applicant’s ability to perform the job (Pilbeam and Corbridge, 2010). The structuring of the application form is extremely important in order to make certain

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