Shortlist job applicants

Key points

  • Where a job has been advertised, resulting in a number of job applications, there will normally be a need to carry out a shortlisting exercise to decide which candidates to interview.
  • The employer should shortlist job applicants with reference to a set of objective criteria. These might include, for example, qualifications and type and breadth of experience.
  • The employer should consider what records to keep of its decision-making during the shortlisting exercise.

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