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Scoring System for a Weighted Application Blank

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How is the scoring system developed for a weighted application blank? Provide an example of how this works.

The solution explains what an application blank is, how it is used and includes an example of a job recruitment in which this type of application would be used. With more than 350 words, this solution explains the rationale for using weighted scoring and gives a detailed explanation, with actual weighted categories provided as example. The discussion addresses how to develope an application blank and assign weighted scoring to it.

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The scoring system for a weighted application blank is developed by defining the critical functions of a position. For example, if a real estate firm wanted to hire a receptionist to answer phones and greet customers, the following may be defined as critical functions: ability to answer a multi-line phone system, previous reception and customer service experience; and an ability to create documents such as marketing flyers. Each criterion would be assigned a "weight" of the overall score available via the application. With this example, the real ...

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Organizations may use an application blank, in combination with a weighted scoring system, as means of pre-screening job applicants. This solution contains over 350 words and describes how to develop a weighted scoring system with detailed examples of different knowledge, skills and abilities that may be required of applicants. The discussion also thorougly addresses what an application blank is and how weighted scoring can assist in assigning a point value to applicants; as a means of defining which have the "highest value" as measured against the needs of a position.