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Australian quarantine Quarantine is Australia's first line of defense, protecting our unique environment against exotic pests and diseases. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service is a government dept. that (AQIS) inspects incoming luggage, cargo, mail, animals and plants and their products, and provide inspection and certification for a range of exports. Selection process Selection advisory committees when considering who to hire use the following to assess each applicant * Written application * Interview performance * Referee reports/ reference checks * Technical assessment * Security check * Medical tests The selection process at AQIS is merit based. Before applicants reach the interview stage or applicants are only considered for the next step if they meet the selection criteria. Interviews The employment interview is the most widely used selection technique. It's a conversation with a purpose between an interviewer and a job applicant. .interviews can be structured or unstructured depending on the type of interview used. Interview types The type of interview chosen by the employer is determined by a number of factors including: the personal preference of the interviewer; the history and customs of the organization; the cost; administrative/legal requirements. ...read more.


It is then the responsibility of each SAC (selection advisory committee) member must then conduct an assessment of the application against selection criteria in order to determine candidates for potential interview. Then SAC assembles together to discuss ratings and decide on applicants for interview. Stages of the interview process The interview process includes the stages of * Planning * interviewing * Post- interview discussion. Planning Allows the panel to make necessary preparation to obtain the most useful and relevant information through the interview process. During this stage, questions and other relevant materials are prepared and the panel considers any special needs applicants require. Interviewing Enables the panel to establish a rapport with the applicant, this process follows a line of questions related to the job requirements and selection criteria and explore answers and allow for questions from the applicant. Post- interview discussion Provides an opportunity for the panel to exchange views on the information provided by the applicant and to consider what information they need to clarify or obtain and why. Scoring also occurs during this phase where each member of selection advisory committee (SAC) ...read more.


The first step is where it is explained to the applicant that before the interview takes place there are other components that needs to occur. This is where the questions come in and they serve as a selection method. The applicant is then given a series of 5 questions to answer on the topics. And panel members observe how they work under pressure. Effectiveness There is some uncertainty about the effectiveness of panel interviews as The number of panel members can inhibit the interviewer having a natural conversation with the candidate, thus preventing the development of a discussion. But the advantages way out this problem. Some advantages include * It may provide additional technical expertise necessary for a complete evaluation of applicants' backgrounds. * The applicant has the opportunity to meet several representatives of the organization and therefore may be provided with more complete information about the job and the organization. * personal biases are less likely to be made In order to make the panel as effective as possible it is essential that the effectiveness of the various selection methods is monitored to check for biased ness and in terms of ethnicity, gender, language, disability etc or other groupings, both in the method used and the criteria measured by the method. 1 ...read more.

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