Because of these, several hiring selection matrix are being developed to help employers to choose the appropriate person for the job. With the help of the hiring selection matrix the employer will be able to compare the applicants more accurately and objectively. The matrix is use to be able to provide equal opportunity to all the applicants on lawful job related and non-discriminatory criteria. A pre-designed tool was created by Texas Tech as a hiring selection matrix. The matrix composed of a spreadsheet, which helps to evaluate the applicant. The snapshot of the matrix is shown below (figure 1). To start with this matrix on the upper portion of the matrix just types the required qualification of the person needed for the job. The preferred skills may include education, Clerical experience, MS Office experience, ten key by touch, TTU experience, bookkeeping experience, keyboarding score and spelling score. On the lower part of the preferred skills you can rate the skills from 1 to 5 (with 5 as the highest scale).
Once the application received, the name of the applicant can be inserted on the applicants’ column. Opposite to the applicant column are column wherein you can put your rate for a certain applicant (rate 1 to 5 – 5 is the highest). Once done with the rating an application score will be shown, this is where the basis as to who will be interviewed or not. If someone does not meet the minimum requirement, put an X on the minimum requirement column of the applicant. To better view who among the applicants got the highest rate click the “sort” button. The applicants name will be arranged from highest to lowest. From here it is easily to pick who among the applicants will continue to the next step and who are not. After the interview the score are place on the interview score column and the reference score are inserted. The Hiring Selection Matrix will automatically show the total