Small firms design no application form and ask the

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information from the candidates. Small firms design no application form and ask the candidates to write details about their age, marital status, education, work experience, etc. on a plane sheet of paper. But big companies use different types of application forms for different jobs. The application form should provide all the information relevant to selection. 2. Preliminary interviews: The preliminary interview is used to determine whether the applicant’s skills, abilities, and the job preferences match any of the available jobs in the organization, to explain to the applicant the available jobs and their requirements, and to answer any question the applicant has about the available jobs or the employer. A preliminary interview is usually conducted after the applicant has completed the application form. It is generally a brief, explanatory interview to screen out unqualified or uninterested applicants. Interview questions must be job related and are not subject to demonstration of validity. 3. Employment test : A technique that some organizations use to aid their selection decisions is employment test. An employment test is a mechanism that attempts to measure certain characteristics of individuals. The basic categories of tests are: i. Aptitude test: means of measuring a person’s capacity or latent ability to learn and perform the job ii. Psychomotor test: test that measures a person’s strength, dexterity, and Coordination. iii. Job knowledge test: Tests used to measure the job related knowledge of the applicants. iv. Proficiency test: tests used to measure how well a job applicant can do a sample of the work to be performed in the job with no error. v. Interest Test: tests designed to determine how a person’s interest compared with the interest of successful people in a specific job. vi. Personality test: tests that attempt to measure personality traits. vii. Polygraph test: the polygraph, popularly known as the lie detector, is a device that records physical changes in the body as the test subject answers a serious of questions.
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The polygraph records fluctuations in blood pressure, respiration, and perspiration on a moving roll of graphic paper. The polygraph operator makes a judgment as to whether the subject’s response was truthful or deceptive by studying the physiological measurements recorded on paper viii. Graphology (hand writing analysis): use of trained analysis to examine a person’s hand writing to assess the personality, emotional problems, and honesty. 4. Secondary or follow-up interview or Employment interview: Most organizations use the secondary or follow up interview as an important step in the selection process. Its purpose is to supplement information obtained in other steps in the selection process to determine the suitability of an applicant for a specific opening. All questions asked during an interview must be job related. There are different types of interviews and different organizations use one or more of them to make their selection decisions.
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