When recruiting, hiring managers should assess the overall requirements for a role throughout each stage of the recruitment process, including when reviewing applications, interviewing and conducting referee checks.
Start with developing a position description and job advertisement that makes clear the inherent requirements of the role and include key selection criteria (KSC) consistent with the classification descriptors contained in Schedule E of the VPS Enterprise Agreement 2016.
Your interview questions should align with the KSC and probe for a candidate’s potential for growth (see FAQs on growth potential). At interview, departments can use existing assessment or scoring methods, providing they align with the Robust Assessment Guidelines (v2.0) and the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) recruitment principles and standards. The method used should be applied consistently to all applicants in that process.
Reference checking should seek to confirm the candidate’s responses at interview and may allow for review of interview scoring, if warranted. Reference checking is also an opportunity to ask questions to further determine growth potential.