The selection method adapted and used at outback steak house helps the organization to gain a competive age in the market place by selecting and bringing on board employees who are qualified and uphold highstandards in delivering quality services to its customers. It is evident that through selection of skilled and educated employees at outback steak house also saves consinderable amount of money and time of training. This is so becsuse only skilled candidates are observed to the system. As a result, the company has benefits significantly from this selection and experinces low resignation rate thus refraining from cost of freguent hiring and training.
The importance of fit selection
At the Outback Steakhouse Job description is brought into fucus as the most important and critical selection tool. As the company contiues to grow new needs also arise. To select correct candidate, the selection team consinders how best the job descriptions addresses the issues affecting the company in view of aquiring new brains to solve the problem and maximise profit as well as expand the company. For this reason, the job description contains detailed information about the knowledge, experience, and skills that are required for the candidate to be selected.
On top of that,the Outback Steakhouse selection team defines the Position title , essential job functions ,responsibilities associated with the post,Education background needed, training and experience required.in addition the selection team determine the Pay salary range , Education and training required to maintain competence,and Other specifications of the position that may be required to be met such as legal requirement or the objectives of the organization. Knowledge, skills, abilities required to perform duties and the Reporting relationships are also discussed to the candidate by the selection team at the time of job interview. This in turn is used to establish salary ranges and defination of performance apraisals of selected candidates.
Evaluation of selection process.
Job seekers at outback are selected through job interview which starts by filling of an aplication form. The form retrives the candidate background information about the kind of job they are seeking and expecting. It is evident that the initial screening point of selection process start by examining the candidates aplication forms. The selection team then seek to retrive the qualified candidates by selecting them from the aplication forms. The use of application forms at the outback has an added advantage since it standardises and evaluates every body equaly. This method evaluation is imporant since it helps in collecting all the required data for selection from all job seeker and makes it simpler to do comparisons between candidates abilities as opposed to going through different versions of cadidates CV’s.
According to Peg (2005) he argues that, based on this aproach, every candidate has the same opportunity to offer the required information on specified topics.After this evaluation it makes it easy to come up with succesful candiates who meet the necessary reqiurements to be obsoved to the company who are in turn are shortlisted and called for further interview by the human resource pernel.
Once called for Interviews the outback inteviwers have an opportunity to find out more about the applicant as an individual. The interviewers have a chance to interact and interogate the candidates by going through statements answered in the application forms, this makes the applicants to provide evidence of experience in key areas of speciality. In this stage of selection , the candidate also finds more about the outback as thier employer.
As part of the recruitment , the selection process should provide room to assess the candidate's long term mutual benefit and interest in the organization and position in comparison to the position held, this means that the company should be in aposition to retain candites for long time by offering them salary and benefits that are worth rewarding to the service offered (Diane,2001).
In addition, the recruitment cometee should take the initive to do induction in the right way to the new candidates obsolved to the company. The new recruits should be shown what happens in their relevant areas of allocation. This is done by explaining to them how they fit into the organisation as a whole. More general background information about the organisation and its values are also revealed with clear outline of what is their job spesification and the output expected of them, terms and conditions of contracting , pay and sick leave arrangements and health and safety information among other things should be made clear
In conclusion this selection and evaluation method used is valid because the tool used for screening of applicants assess whether candidate's meets the company spesification. Secondly the selection cometee has the best chance to chose the best qualified candidates to to be adopted to the company. According to Diane(2001) assert that, engagement of the applicant in series of accesments questions not only allows the interviewers to select the best canditaes who meet their reguirements but also Asses the candidate's skills allowing selection team to choose the best candidate.