The selection committee is the group of individuals (group of executives) who determine if you are eligible for the position. Your selection may be done through job evaluation, personal interview, or both. A committee will help you select the right person for the vacant position.
The Selection Committee will do one of three things: select one of your short listed candidates; suggest that the vacancy be post public; or recommend that another group of Selection Committee members be chosen. In a nutshell, selection committees are there to help you with the job qualification screening. Most of the time, they work together with a career management consultant to make the best possible recommendation. This helps in creating an open and transparent selection process.
Usually, a candidate applying for a position with a company has been trained by the hiring manager. This candidate goes through an interview process and is evaluated based on various parameters such as: ability to do the required work; interaction with the hiring manager; and being a good salesperson. It is not uncommon for there to be many candidates for a particular position. A selection committee usually consists of four members: the hiring manager, human resources professional, business analyst, and someone from the applicant’s industry. The purpose of this committee is to select the best possible candidate in a timely manner. Hiring managers love to have a variety of people on their panel.
A committee will begin by meeting the candidates in person. Once the initial interview process is complete, the committee members will discuss candidates’ applications. During the discussion, the committee members will identify specific qualifications, goals, and desired accomplishments. The discussion is meant to gather all the information a candidate needs to know to make an informed decision. Once this is done, the members of the committee will select two candidates who meet the pre-defined set of selection criteria and will now go through the process of interviewing these two candidates.
Another step in the selection process is when the interviewing committee presents its selection criteria to the hiring manager. Once the criteria has been reviewed, the hiring manager can make his/her own decision as to what specific qualities are most important in the position. The hiring manager may choose a candidate who has the most relevant work experience, as well as the most relevant educational background. The most common reasons that individuals are hired is because of their skills and abilities, or specific training and certifications that were completed by the individuals.
A hiring selection committee can be a valuable tool to help mitigate the number of times a company must make hiring decisions. The more candidates you review and interview, the better your chances of making hiring decisions are. However, sometimes it can take a significant amount of time and energy to effectively use a hiring selection committee. For companies that are in a hurry to make hiring decisions, the best solution is to hire several individuals that have diverse work experience, educational backgrounds, and skills. When you use an outside expert review group, you can reduce the number of candidate interviews you have to conduct, reducing the amount of research time required to reach a final decision.