Once candidates have been assessed against the job's basic qualifications and competencies, it's time to make the million-dollar decision. This chapter reviews how to use the information you collected during prescreening and assessment to make simple pass-versus-fail decisions or to decide which candidates are likely to be the best investments, with the lowest risk. It also reviews how to use information not only about candidates' strengths but also about their weaknesses to broaden your thinking. Finally, it points out some of the decision approaches that can decrease or increase the risk of legal challenge and reviews how to mitigate the risk.

Throughout, the focus is on assembling everything you've ...

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