Assessing suitability of candidates for selection using candidates' profiling report

Norsyidah Mat Saat, Dalbir Singh Valbir Singh

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Abstract

The basic purpose of selection in human resource management is to choose the right candidates and to eliminate unsuitable ones. It is difficult to evaluate and to select one person over another, even for an experienced interviewer. The evaluation among the interviewers also varies according to their background, experience, personal judgment and observation. In the meantime, the recruitment system in the Malaysian public service is seen as too academic oriented, focuses more on academic qualification and does not cater for the quality of a candidate as a whole. To overcome this notion, Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia (SPA) as the leading recruiting agency in Malaysian public service has adopted the profiling recruitment model which profile candidates in terms of personality, interests, attitudes, knowledge and skills. It is hoped that with a more comprehensive and descriptive profile, interviewers can make a better, fair, consistent and objective evaluation of a candidate and thus make more accurate hiring decision. However, in current state, there is no proper profiling done to include all the decision criteria. The purpose of this paper is to propose a decision support system (DSS) framework which is not only able to profile candidates according to the decision criteria but able to evaluate suitability of candidates to be appointed based on profile matching. This paper discusses the problem in-depth with data analysis from initial survey, the literature review on application of DSS in selection and product review from existing profiling system in the market. Finally, the paper proposed a DSS framework to assess suitability of candidates for selection and generate candidates' profiling report based on the profile matching between the job profile and the candidate's profile.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011 - Bandung
Duration: 17 Jul 201119 Jul 2011

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Other2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011
CityBandung
Period17/7/1119/7/11

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Decision support systems
Human resource management

Keywords

  • Decision Support System
  • Human Resource Management
  • Profiling
  • Public Service
  • Selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Saat, N. M., & Valbir Singh, D. S. (2011). Assessing suitability of candidates for selection using candidates' profiling report. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011 [6021594] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2011.6021594

Assessing suitability of candidates for selection using candidates' profiling report. / Saat, Norsyidah Mat; Valbir Singh, Dalbir Singh.

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011. 2011. 6021594.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Saat, NM & Valbir Singh, DS 2011, Assessing suitability of candidates for selection using candidates' profiling report. in Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011., 6021594, 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011, Bandung, 17/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2011.6021594
Saat NM, Valbir Singh DS. Assessing suitability of candidates for selection using candidates' profiling report. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011. 2011. 6021594 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEEI.2011.6021594
Saat, Norsyidah Mat ; Valbir Singh, Dalbir Singh. / Assessing suitability of candidates for selection using candidates' profiling report. Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, ICEEI 2011. 2011.
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