A video in the recruiting and selecting series

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Developing selection criteria, specifying the ideal candidate


Written by John Berry & Sue Berry on 26th May 2019. Revised 1st November 2020.

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This video forms part of a series about recruiting and selecting people. Watch this video and you’ll understand how to be precise about who’s needed in each job and how to define the person-specification in terms that can be tested for.

  • Illustrating how to define people in terms that can be assessed and tested during selection;
  • Describing what’s meant by general mental ability, personality and person-environment fit;
  • Telling how the various characteristics impact on job performance;
  • Showing how job descriptions can be analysed to give the necessary competencies and behaviours; and
  • Discussing how managers typically make decisions during selection and how this should be done.