What Does a Selection Committee Do?
A strong Selection Committee is crucial to the success of any organization. Why? It’s important that the selection committee know how the candidate will be perceived in a positive light by the board and provide the necessary information to make an informed decision. The selection committee must sign a confidentiality agreement when joining the organization.
How is the selection committee made? The members of the selection committee are often the most important person on the team. If they are not strong leaders or committed to the job, they may be ineffective at their job. The members need to have the confidence that the candidate possesses the qualities the organization is looking for.
A successful selection process begins with the interview process. In the interview, the candidate must answer questions honestly and effectively so the entire selection committee can determine if the candidate is the right fit. The interview is open to all members of the organization, including interviewees who have not yet been hired and interviews during the regular work hours of the staff. In the case of an interviewee who is a potential employee, the interview is conducted within normal business hours so that all employees are able to attend.
How do you prepare for a selection committee interview? Preparing adequately for interview will ensure you don’t forget anything important that will be asked during the interview. It’s important to practice some interview questions, perhaps on your own or with friends, to gain some insight into how the hiring manager may ask certain questions. The key to a good interview, like any other skill, is practice. The more you practice interviewing, the better prepared you will be for when it’s time to speak to the selection committee. It’s also important to be prepared to answer any questions the interviewer may have, no matter how routine or simple.
After receiving a shortlist of names, the Review Committee will meet to discuss the remaining candidates. The entire selection committee will carefully consider each candidate’s resume, qualifications and skills. The candidates are asked a number of questions pertaining to their professional career and qualifications. Candidates will be asked about their experience, educational background and references, as well as what specific areas they would like to see improvement in the workplace. The Review Committee will select candidates who have demonstrated the most potential to be an effective team player and to perform the necessary tasks for the position.
The Selection Committee will discuss the candidate’s application with other members of the organisation before making a final decision. It is usually at this meeting that the candidates are formally given a selection date, which is selected to suit the needs of the employer. The Review Committee will meet again to formally accept or reject the candidate. After the individual is formally accepted as a potential candidate, he/she will be invited to appear at an interview scheduled for the next month.