The Selection Process Explained
The purpose of the selection committee is to ensure that the individuals they are selecting for the board have suitability and expertise in their respective fields. The selection committee will typically comprise a non-profit organization administrator, an attorney, a financial planner and business leader. The committee must be comprised of at least three individuals. Each individual selection must be reviewed and approved by the board of directors.
In order for a candidate to be considered for membership on the board, they must be subjected to an open dialogue with the selected individual or group. It is important that candidates can openly express their qualifications, while still maintaining respect for the integrity of the process and due diligence by the board. Open dialogue is necessary to address any concerns or questions that may arise.
It is also important for candidates to be able to effectively represent themselves, by displaying a positive attitude toward the organization and willing to listen to all views. A successful candidate will be willing to answer any and all questions posed. Additionally, the successful candidate will make themselves available for each selection committee interview. The committee members will be able to review the interview transcript to assess the factual nature of the answers given by the candidate.
Candidates will be asked to list three things that they feel strongly about, so that the interview can better understand their commitment to their field. When choosing a candidate, the selection committee may choose the top three positions based upon the answers to these three questions. However, the committee may ask each candidate to answer the question three different ways. These answers are then combined to form the “type” of answers that the candidate submits for their interview. The interview will seek specific information from each candidate regarding their desire for this organization, its current industry, and how they plan to serve its members. The information that is gained from the interviews will then be compared between the answers given by each candidate.
The interview and selection process works because it gives both candidates an opportunity to present their personal strengths and weaknesses to a select group of individuals who can make important decisions about their future in this industry. In most cases, candidates do not excel in one or more areas of the organization; instead, they are usually strong in several areas. Therefore, when the selection committees review the resumes of the various candidates, they will be looking for a balanced candidate that can fill multiple roles within the organization, as well as a leader who has the respect of the other team members.
The recruitment process is an important part of any organization’s operations, and selection committees play a significant role in maintaining a successful operation. Candidates who are able to meet the organization’s selection criteria are likely to receive invitations to sit for interviews and possibly even interviews. Candidates who are not eligible for selection will not receive invitations to attend the interview, and there will likely be a lot of candidates to choose from. If the selection criterion is difficult to assess, the committee will likely spend a great deal of time looking at applicants that meet the criteria but are not necessarily on the bubble of being selected for the interview.