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Frequently Asked Questions Assessment Policy

It can be difficult for me to get the hiring manager involved with the creation and development of the job analysis for a given position. What can I do to gain their buy-in and involvement in this process?

The greater the hiring manager's involvement and contribution to the selection process, the more likely it is that the Human Resources Specialist will be aware of the key job requirements and be able to properly screen the candidates.

Also, the more involved hiring managers (and supervisors) are in the recruiting and assessment processes, the more likely they are to receive high-quality candidates. Their input ensures the correct (and critical) tasks and competencies are being included in the job analysis and assessment measures, which, in turn, ensures those are the critical competencies addressed by the candidates.

Hiring managers should also be aware of the May 11,2010, Presidential Memorandum entitled "Improving the Federal Recruitment and Hiring Process." Section 1 of that Memorandum (Directions to Agencies) requires hiring managers and supervisors to be "more fully involved in the hiring process, including planning current and future workforce requirements, identifying the skills required for the job, and engaging actively in the recruitment and, when applicable, the interviewing process." (

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