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Recruitment and Selection

The objective behind any recruitment and selection policy is to get the right person for the job, at the right time and at the right cost with the appointment of the best candidate qualified and suitable for the job. The selection procedure should therefore be based on criteria taken from the job description which is matched against the best candidate, ascertained from their experience and appropriate qualifications, and the objective requirements of the job.

The starting point in any recruitment process should be the completion of an accurate job specification. Writing one of these will allow you to evaluate a job and determine a number of key factors about the role. For example, what qualifications and experience are necessary for the job? Where does is fit in with the structure of the business?

As a Member of ISME you have access to further information, templates and supporting documents covering all elements of recruitment and selection including:

Sample interview questions

Sample scoring grid

Induction Plans

Template Offer of Employment Letter

Advice on avoiding Discrimination claims during the recruitment process is also available to members within our Members' Area.