Determining the Best Candidate for the Job
Some reasons why employers have difficulty selecting the best person for the job:
- They know very little about the actual job requirements.
- They disagree over the necessity and priority of various job skills.
- They say they want A but really want G.
- They are threatened by a highly qualified candidate.
- They don't care much about who gets the job.
- They know who is going to get the job regardless of how the selection process is handled.
- They rely heavily upon screening mechanisms that address a limited range of what is needed to be successful on the job.
- They know what it takes to be successful but are forced to ignore those standards.
- They don't have the time to make a thorough analysis of the candidates.
- They give too much - or too little - weight to a part of the candidate's background or qualifications.