Selecting the right candidates includes two main processes- shortlisting and assessing staff. It is a crucial stage in the overall recruitment process.
A vast number of applications may arrive, many of which will be unsuitable in some shape or form.
Selection is the process whereby you impartially reduce the number of applicants to a manageable quality candidate pool.
Using testing when assessing staff, allows you to objectively measure and select candidates based on their suitability of skills for the role.
Testing can also be used as part of a training need analysis when looking at ways to develop staff.