The aim of the personnel selection procedure is to identify the candidates best equipped to successfully accomplish the tasks required by the position to be filled within the company, choose the best from among them, assess their skills and their personality and finally, recruit the candidate who seems most able to fulfil the needs of the company.
The aim of these tests is twofold.
- On the one hand, they test the candidate’s abilities and professional skills and evaluate their personality to assess whether they would be suitable or not for the position to be filled within the company.
- On the other hand, they provide the company with an objective base, which allows it to make an effective and fair comparison between several candidates whose profiles are not necessarily identical.
These tests are oriented according to two different main lines.
- First main line – the key elements of the position to be filled, that is to say, the required professional skills – which will tell the recruiter if the candidate possesses the necessary and useful expertise and skills.
- Second main line – the personality of the candidate, that is to say, their inter-personal skills – which will tell the recruiter if the candidate possesses the qualities essential for the position.