Factors influencing Selection Process
Factors influencing employee selection process are listed below
1. Nature of Post
The process of selection of employee varies according to type of personnel to be recruited. For instance, selection process of probationary officer of a bank differs from that of selection of officer for Indian Police Service.
2. Number of Candidates
Selection process depends on the response of candidates to the advertisement inviting applications for the post. For instance, for clerical and other physical jobs, more candidate tend to apply. Hence short listing needs to be done. The selection process would be longer if the number of applicants is lesser and consequently selection process becomes shorter.
3. Selection Policy
The selection policy and selection process are inter-related. For example some organizations put in place tougher selection process involving several steps to identify the best fit while certain other organizations just conduct straight interview and thus cutting short the selection procedure.
4. Cost factor / Budge
The longer selection process entails higher cost. Hence, organizations which cannot afford to spend a larger resource tend to shorten selection process while organizations with sound financial condition can afford to adopt lengthier selection process.
5. Level of Educational Qualification and Experience and Exposure
The process of selection depends on the experience and educational qualification, and exposure required for the post. For example for selection of finance officer, treasurer, legal adviser, designer, architecture, CEOs, scientist, chairman etc. selection process is shorter as only few candidates compete with higher educational qualification, and credentials.