Screening Applications

HR will forward a screening sheet template, usually within three business days for positions that have been posted.  This is to be used by the hiring official or search committee chair to determine which candidates will be considered for interview.  These screenings should be based on the minimum requirements and preferred criteria as advertised for the position.  Scoring of the candidates’ application materials should be done consistently, using a standard defensible ranking system.  For example:

–    Does not meet criteria

+   Meets criteria

++ Exceeds criteria

The screening sheet is part of the search file and should clearly show why an applicant was or was not considered further.  HR reviews these sheets and may request more information based on the interpretation of application information by the hiring official.

More information on this topic may be found in the Best Practices section of the HR website.