Placement is the process of assigning specific jobs and workplaces to the selected candidates. It involves putting square pegs in to square holes i.e. matching the individual and the job. Correct placement is in no way less important than accurate selection. Even a competent employee maybe inefficient and dissatisfied if put on the wrong job.

In selecting the successful candidate, the panel must make a decision based on the merit and eligibility of the candidates as judged by:

  • Content of application.
  • Qualifications.
  • Performance at Interview.
  • Outcome of any selection tests.
  • Right to work

The panel must seek to ensure that candidates appointed will actively promote the core values. Which are as follows:

  • Assess the need for the job and ensure there is adequate funding for it.
  • Review the job description to ensure that it meets the present and future requirements.
  • Review the person specification to ensure it meets the requirements of the job description.
  • Design the selection process.
  • Draft the advertisement and select the advertising media.
  • Short list using the person specification only.
  • Interview and test short-listed candidates.
  • Validate references, qualifications and security clearances.
  • Make an appointment.