Meaning and Importance of Selection

PSYCH-105 Industrial Psychology

Chapter 15: Recruitment and Selection

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Selection is defined as the process of differentiating between applicants in order to indentify (and hire) those with a greater likelihood of success in a job. Selection is basically picking applicants from the pool of job applicants who have the appropriate qualification and competency to do the job in the organization. It involves steps leading to employment of persons who possess the ability and qualifications to perform the jobs which have fallen vacant in the organization.

It is the process of discovering the qualifications and characteristics of the job applicants in order to establish their likely suitability of the job position. A good selection requires a methodical approach to the problem of finding the best matched person for the job.

Importance of Selection

  1. Work performance depends on individual job performance is essentially determined by the capability of an individual to do a particular job and the efforts the individual is willing to put to perform the job. Through effective selection organization can maximize the profitability, knowledge skills and abilities to do the jobs they were hired to do. 
  2. Proper selection will keep the rates of absenteeism and labour turnover low and will increase the morale of the employees.
  3. They will show higher efficiency and will show higher efficiency and will enable the organization to achieve its objectives effectively. 

Author – Dr. Niyati Garg

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