Applicant applies for job.

Initial Selection

Goal: Use for preliminary ”rough cuts” to decide whether an applicant meets the basic qualifications for a job.

Examples: Application forms, background checks

Applicants who don‘t meet basic qualifications are rejected.
Applicant meets basic qualifications.

Substantive Selection

Goal: Determine the most qualified applicants from among those who meet basic qualifications.

Examples: Written tests, performance tests, interviews

Applicants who meet basic qualifications, but are less qualified than others, are rejected.
Applicant is among best qualified.

Contingent Selection

Goal: Make final check before making offer to applicants.

Examples: Drug tests, medical exams

Applicants who are among best qualified, ...

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