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Ryerson University
Human Resources
MHR 523
Pat Sniderman

Chapter Seven Selection MHR Notes Selectionthe process of choosing among individuals who have been recruited to fill existing or projected job openings Effective job selection is important becausequality of HR determines organizational performancehigh cost of inappropriate selection decisionssignificant legal implications The following are common interviewing mistakes poor planning snap judgments negative emphasis halo effect poor job knowledge contrast error influence of nonverbal behaviour telegraphing too muchtoo little talking and similartome bias To Avoid Legal Problems Ensure Legal Compliance 1 ensure that all selection criteria and strategies are based on the job descriptions and specifications 2 Adequately assess the applicants ability to meet performance standards or expectations 3 Carefully scrutinize all informationsupplied on application forms 4 Obtain written authorization for reference checking5 Save all records and information obtained about the applicant during each stage of the selection process 6 Reject all applicants who make false
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