opment, organization development, performance appraisal, employee rewards, employee selection and recruitment, man power handling and communication across the organization. Human resources also handle issues such as employee grievances, employee motivation, career counseling etc. Here, we are concerned with special areas of human resources i.e. employee selection, performance evaluation of employees and also any disciplinary problems that the employees might be involved in.1
Selection is a process of screening applicants after the applicants have been called in for a job; the selection process is based on the job description and the nature of the job. The hiring manager first need to define a detailed description of the job and then HR profiling should be done in the process to see whether the candidate fits the job. Then further, selection tools such as interviewing, role playing techniques etc are used to judge the individual’s suitability with the job.
The process is required to judge the applicants on the claims that they write in their resumes. The screening process begins with preparing and publication of the advertisement for the applicants, or the due diligence for any references that might be available for potential candidate. The important point is to make authorized and reliable approaches. Then as applications are received they are screened and applicants are short listed for the step by step screening process.2
Today, as business strategies are being linked to the overall organization human resources also become a part of the strategic management process where employees at all level of organization participate in to formulate strategy and thus it becomes easy to implement without any fear of resistance from the employees. Thus today for organizations manual dexterity is far less important and knowledge, decision making skills, analytical abilities are the important criterion to select the employees.
Especially since the selection of the wrong ...