Shortlisting

In times of contracting job opportunities, applicant pools tend to grow exponentially, placing pressure on internal resources. The imperative to quickly and professionally identify potential candidates remains the key to effectiveness and efficiency in recruitment. When applicant pools are limited, an external consultant can provide professional judgment and independent insight into candidate strengths and potential that may assist an organisation to identify talent that otherwise would be overlooked.

Our Services include:

  • Initial review generating a “long list” of candidates worthy of your more detailed attention
  • Complete shortlisting services to assess all applicants and present a recommended shortlist
  • Use of other shortlisting tools such as work tests, telephone interviews and psychometric assessment

Our Approach

Merit Solutions guarantees shortlisting services that are fast and efficient without sacrificing quality. We can assist you to deal with large applicant pools or to ensure that high quality candidates are not lost through time delays. Depending on the size of the applicant pool, mix of applicants and number of vacancies, we can suggest the most effective and efficient method to shortlist large fields of applicants. Our consultant’s role is to streamline this stage of the selection process. Where necessary, we can assign a team of consultants to achieve the outcomes you require.

For our public sector clients, our consultants are also available to scribe at your shortlisting meetings, arrange & complete referee reports as well as scribing at interviews.

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