Problem: Read the following carefully and answer the problems which follow:
One large employer requests CVs from applicants, and, on the base of these, invites a selected number to take part in telephonic interview. A date and time are given and an idea of the problems which will be asked so that the candidate can prepare. The interview takes about 15 to 20 minutes, and time is allowed for the candidate to ask problems to the interviewer too. Candidates are also told in advance of the telephone interview that if they are a successful at this phase, they will be invited to a one day assessment centre on a specified date. After telephonic interview, candidates are notified in writing whether or not they will move on to assessment centre phase of the selection procedure.
(Adapted from: Human Resource Management, 6th edition, Derek Torrington, Laura Hall, Stephen Taylor, pg 147)
problem1. Describe the two selection methods that are being employed by the company.
problem2. Illustrate the advantages of using telephonic interviewing as selection techniques.
problem3. Is the use of such a technique always justified?
problem4. Completely describe the assessment centre techniques of selection.
problem5. For this specific case, would you not prefer the application form from candidates rather than a CV? Judge your answer.