The Case For And Basics Of Scientific Selection?A Line Manager?s Perspective - Introduction

Pelser, M. K.
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 6
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1997
The purpose of this paper is not so much to provide a scientific study of the selection process for the perusal of other psychometrists or industrial psychologists?the purpose is to provide line management with a practical, relatively user-friendly guide to fair and scientific selection. The main areas that are to be covered are: ? Why fair and scientific selection? ? Job analysis ? The job requirement?selection technique circle ? Assessment centres in the mining industry?the Tavistock Collieries Ltd experience. Why fair and scientific selection? Seen from a line manager?s perspective, fair and scientific selection should be pursued for two main reasons: ? to remain within the ambits of the law ? to maximize the probability of selecting the potentially most productive and efficient candidate for the job.
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