what are the goals of employee selection?

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Employee selection is an important part of the hiring process. Managers have several goals in mind in order to select the best employees for their organizations. 

First and foremost, employers want to hire qualified employees.  The hiring manager wants to make sure that the employee meets the qualifications for the position and/or will be able to meet the expectations of the position.  Employers want to hire individuals who will be successful in their organization.  If an employee is not suitable for the position, recruiting and rehiring a new employee can be costly for an organization. 

Second, a hiring manager wants to be sure that the employee is a good fit for the organization.  To determine if a person would work well with others in the department, hiring managers conduct interviews.  The purpose of the interview is to determine if the employee has the knowledge for the position and if they will be a good match for the organizational culture. 

Finally, a hiring manager wants to be sure that candidates can pass the appropriate background checks and reference checks.  Also, upon offering a position to a candidate, the hiring manager wants to be sure the salary and benefit expectations are met.