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Competencies in Human Resources refer to the knowledge, skills, abilities and other qualities that an individual possesses which influences their performance at work. These competencies are typically assessed during a job analysis where the appropriate co...
The following shows the trend in recruitment and selection tools in Hong Kong.  After the application form, the most popular assessment methodology is interviews by untrained interviewers!  This is then followed by reference checking.  More reliable and v...
Difference between redundancy and retrenchmentRedundancy at work occurs when an employer no longer requires a job to be done. When an employee’s needs are not required at a job, an employee becomes redundant. Retrenchment at work occurs when an employee’s...
What are unstructured and structured interviews?Interviews can either be structured or unstructured, and the main issues which have to be considered when discussing them are reliability and validity. The unstructured interview is an interviewing technique...
Many people mistakenly believe that the process of choosing which applicant to hire for a job is recruitment.  Recruitment is actually the process of obtaining an applicant pool.  So, placing advertisements for an available position would be part of the r...
There are several types of questions which will occur during an interview. These can be open questions, closed questions, questions which the respondent does not want to answer, reflective questions, leading questions and behavioral questions.Open questio...
Behaviour Based Interviews are structured interviews that are meant to assess individuals or candidates through a standardized process. These are designed to assess how well the individual or candidate will perform at work. The basis of the Behaviour Base...
Integrity tests, also known as honesty tests in recruitment and selection, refer primarily to self-report tests that are used during pre-employment screening to predict the possibility of dishonesty and counter productivity. Integrity tests work on the ra...
A panel interview occurs when an interview is conducted with more than one interviewer at a time. The interviewers on the panel should be individuals who have job relevant experience for the position they are evaluating. The panel can consist of superviso...
A Realistic Job Preview is an approach that enables the communication of aspects of a job to prospective applicants before the applicant accepts the offer of a position (Masternak, 2004). Simply put, the candidate get to perform certain aspects of the ...
Work References are a common assessment method utilized by most organizations in their recruitment and selection processes. Work references are based on the principle that the past performance of an individual is highly predictive of their future performa...