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Employee Screening: Removing Personal Information

Identify the pros and cons of removing personal information, such as age, gender, ethnic origin, and family or marital circumstances, prior to the screening and shortlisting of applicants for employment. Take a position for either removing or retaining such information.

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One of the human resource management functions is staffing. An online source noted that this function of management involves "manning the organization structure through proper and effective selection, appraisal and development of the personnel to fill the roles assigned to the employers/workforce". As such staffing includes basic human resource management functions that include recruitment, selection, development and compensation of subordinates (http://www.managementstudyguide.com/staffing-function.htm ).

The selection process
The selection process is a very important aspect of the staffing function. Ineffective selection would adversely affect the succeeding decisions that include hiring and placement of employees. As further noted by the same online source, "Staffing helps in placing right men at the right job". It can be done effectively through proper recruitment procedures and then finally selecting the most suitable candidate as per the job ...

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The expert examines removing personal information for employee screening.