Screening Process for Job Applicants

Screening is a process used to determine a job applicant’s qualifications and potential job fit for a position to which he/she has applied. The screening process may include a variety of elements such as:

  • job screening questions within the employment application
  • pre-employment testing using cognitive, behavioral and/or skills-based assessments
  • candidate interviewing; including phone screens, video interviews and/or in-person interviews
  • reference checking

ExactHire’s applicant tracking software (ATS) provides features that complement the screening process elements mentioned above. Within our web-based HireCentric applicant tracking system, scoring and disqualification filters may be used on both standard and job-specific application screening questions so that recruiters and human resource professionals can focus more time on the candidates that meet basic minimum qualifications and achieve a desirable screening score.

Our ATS also integrates with a handful of different hiring assessment tools so that additional information can be gathered about applicants either at the point of application or later in the hiring process via an email invitation. Employee assessments that are embedded right into the employment application can help pre-qualify applicants for specific jobs.

When it comes to candidate interviewing, our recruiting software includes web-based surveys that may be customized to capture information gathered during the candidate screening process. Completed surveys may be accessed by users involved in the hiring process by simply viewing the applicant record.

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Application Screening with HireCentric

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Employment Screening Resources

If you’d like to do some additional research on the candidate screening process, ExactHire has a collection of blogs, white papers, e-books and videos ready for your review. Find the most relevant content below — from job screening question examples to tips on how to audit your pre-employment process.

screening questions guide
Pre-Employment Screening | Common Problems
SMB Pre Employment Screening Ebook
Pre-Employment Screening HR Department of One
Pre-Screening Patent