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    Why are initial, substantive, discretionary, and contingent assessment methods important to the selection process? How does each phase of the applicant process benefit from specific testing? What are the advantages and disadvantages to using testing to screen applicants?

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    SELECTION PROCESS

    Importance of initial, substantive, discretionary, and contingent assessment methods/phases in the selection process and the benefit or use of each

    1. Initial

    This is normally used to determine whether the applicant meets the most basic requirement for a particular job. It is also done in order to get an impression on the applicant's appropriateness for a position. An example of this is when basically a job requires an employee to have a height of at least 5 feet to perform it and that without meeting the height minimum requirement it would be impossible to perform the task. As such, applicants will be initially screened in such a way that only those with at least a height of 5 feet will pursue with their applications. This is to avoid unnecessary use of screening methods for applicants who, ...

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