Given that most organizations have many more job applicants than they have job openings, employers must be able to quickly and efficiently screen out those applicants who not only fail to meet the minimum qualifications but are also unlikely to be successful on the job if hired. Prescreening assessment methods provide cost-effective ways of selecting out those applicants who are unlikely to be successful if hired. Thus, these methods take a different approach from the more detailed and involved personnel selection methods that focus on identifying the most highly qualified candidates. Technology may make the use of some prescreening assessment methods simultaneously more necessary and easier than ever to implement. Employer adoption of electronic recruitment methods combined with applicants’ ability to blast résumés to hundreds ...

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