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Before: Determining the Selection Criteria



Why / Research Rationale

Establish selection criteria by relating them directly to the position description and determining weighting for different qualifications; e.g. can the candidate support URI’s institutional commitment to diversity, can you widen the applicant pool by being flexible about years of experience, etc. Nullify similarity effects:¬†Hiring criteria are likely the basis of curriculum vitae reviews and interviews. Research suggests that use of carefully administered highly structured interviews, which are structured around hiring criteria, may ameliorate some of the bias related to race similarity effects (Sacco, Scheu, Ryan, & Schmitt, 2003).


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