Recruitment Myths and Facts aims to provide hiring or line managers with answers to some of the questions they may have about the recruitment and selection process.

It also forms part of the Victorian Public Sector Commission’s resource Best Practice Recruitment and Selection Toolkit.

Poor hiring decisions impact negatively on an organisation. These decisions can cost organisations both in a dollar and productivity sense and can also adversely influence an organisation’s morale and culture.

Line managers are ultimately responsible for implementing and managing the recruitment and selection process and the final hiring decision. By following best practice recruitment and selection processes they can dramatically reduce or eliminate the likelihood of a poor hiring decision.

Note: The information contained within this document does not replace departmental or agency policy and is provided as a guide only.

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