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What is selection?
- A process of choosing the most suitable candidates from candidates for the
- various job vacancies in the organisation. It seeks to ensure which candidates
- will be successful if hired. Thus, selection is an exercise in prediction.
What are the difference between selection and recruitment?
1. Recruitment technically precedes Selection. Selection follows recruitment.
- 2. Recruitment refers to the process of
- identifying and encouraging potential candidates to apply for jobs in the
- organisation. Selection involves choosing the best out of those recruited.
- 3. Recruitment is positive as it aims at
- increasing the number of job seekers (applications) for wider choice or
- increasing the selection ratio. Selection, on the other hand, is said to be
- negative in its application inasmuch as it rejects a large number of unqualified candidates in order to identify those who are suitable for the
4. In sum, recruitment involves searching. Selection involves comparing those already searched.
What are the four possible results from a scientific selection method?
1. False Negative (Error)
- refers to those who were rejected but who would have been successful had they been selected.
- 2. False Positive (Error) - those
- who are selected and who subsequently perform poorly on the job.
3. True Positive