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Desirable Criteria Part 2!

Desirable selection criteria – inline or out of line with essential criteria? A few weeks ago we produced an article about the use of Desirable criteria in selection. It came about after I overheard my fellow director chatting with a colleague and it interested me because it went against my thinking. I thought it might be of interest to others.

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Selection Criteria – Desirable or Not?

Every now and then, I come across a public sector client who wants to supplement their Essential criteria with a couple of Desirable ones. They put forward that if you include some of the nice-to-haves you might just get lucky and find someone with them. Plus, you’ll get to the end of the selection process, there’ll be two or three candidates that are good, and you’ll be able to pick the one that offers the most of the extras. Bonus! Good sensible thinking? Perhaps if you’re in the private sector that will work… Just between you and me – private sector don’t always even write down the essential criteria and have been known to create a job on the fly when they’ve chanced on a good operator. However, this isn’t valid thinking in the public sector.

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Evaluation Approaches – Seminar Powerpoint

Evaluation Approaches – Seminar Powerpoint

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Shelby’s New Look.

Shelby Consulting prides itself on being contemporary and evolving to meet the changing needs of our clients. To echo this evolution and development, we have recently rebranded our organisation to reflect the four divisions of our business.

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Upcoming Seminar On Evaluation Approaches

Shelby's Heather Aquilina is presenting a seminar on evaluation approaches. How do you decide which one to use? This seminar will locate the variety of approaches into frameworks of world view, level of program development, and type of data. It will then tease out the pros and cons of each approach as well as when and where they are most appropriate to use.

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