In HR electing the wrong employees can lead to all sorts of problems down the line. For instance, employees may fail to perform their jobs satisfactorily, they may leave soon after being hired because they are simply not a good fit for the company, or they may require extensive training and mentoring, which you may not have the time to provide.
Employees who are a good fit for your company, and have the skills and expertise required to do the job for which they are hired, are much more likely to meet expectations and stay in the position for a considerable time. On the other hand, employees who are chosen poorly and lack the previously mentioned qualities will likely be terminated or leave on their own, often soon after hiring. Your company will then be back to square one, trying to fill the empty position, which can be a costly endeavor. Meanwhile, other good employees often suffer because they must take on the duties of the empty position until it is filled once again.
Employee selection is the procedure that involves placing right people at the right place, such that the organizational requirements can be matched with that of the skills and qualifications of the candidates. An effective matching complements an effective selection of employees. Choosing the most qualified candidate for the relevant job position ensures both quality performances of employees as well organization productivity. This also reflects low absenteeism and less of employee turnover problems. Moreover, the organization will save more on time and money. It is the employee selection procedure during which proper screening of candidates takes place and the potential candidates are tested hence for their qualifications and knowledge.