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what are the goals of employee selection?

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In the process of employee selection, hiring managers must take a number of things into account when making their decisions. While the ultimate goal is finding the most appropriate candidate for an open position, there are a number of objectives that they must consider when hiring an employee.

First, a candidate’s qualifications must match those required by the position. Prior education, degrees held, certifications, and previous experience in the relevant field are all things that hiring managers consider when selecting employees. Some positions become unavailable to candidates with certain criminal backgrounds. Having reached a certain age is also a requirement for some positions. These qualifications are often fixed requirements for employment, but they are sometimes an added benefit for a job that does not have extensive requirements for a potential employee.

Second, a hiring manager usually prefers that the employee provide letters of personal reference or reference contact...

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