Selection

Objective

Selection is the “heart” of the recruitment process. It is in the selection stage that critical information is collected on candidates’ knowledge and abilities to determine their potential for filling the requirements of the job of a bus driver as described in the National Occupational Standards. Irrespective of how we go about collecting the information (whether through tests, interviews, or background checks), what is important to understand is we are collecting information that will only help us better predict whether the candidate has the knowledge and abilities needed to carry out the tasks in the Standards. There are no guarantees, but if we use selection methods with a high degree of validity and reliability, there is a greater probability that candidates will have the knowledge and abilities needed to meet the Standards. Therefore, the objective for this stage of the process is:

Using valid and legally defensible methods, to collect information on candidates that will allow for as accurate a prediction as possible as to whether the candidate has the knowledge and ability to carry out the tasks described in the National Occupational Standards.

Contained in this objective are some important concepts, the most important
of which is validity.

 

 

 
 

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