Deciding on selection methods

A well-planned and structured interview process is an adequate way of helping you to select the most appropriate candidate. However, it is more effective if used alongside other selection methods that can help give you a more rounded picture and a broad evidence base from which to make your selection decisions. You are therefore advised to use a tailored approach that combines an interview with supplementary selection methods as appropriate. 

Whichever selection methods are used, it is important to ensure that:

Remember that using a range of selection methods will increase the level of forward-planning involved and will often require someone from outside of the selection panel to co-ordinate the exercises during the day.