The first tool required in the employee selection process are accurate job descriptions that provide a detailed outline of the job requirements. These are derived from a performance-based job analysis that identifies essential knowledge, skills, and attitude qualifications. In turn, the job analysis provides accurate job descriptions. For an example, see Job Description.
These, in turn, allow the individuals and organization to develop competencies that are based on exemplary performers.
Other tools used in the selection process are:
- The hiring process, to include interviewing and the final selection process.
- Orientations to provide employees with an overview of the organizational culture and gives them the opportunity to ask questions.
These are beyond the scope of this site (at least for the time being), thus they are not covered.