Requisitions can generate hundreds of applications. As a result, it is useful to have less qualified candidates automatically disqualified or rated in a certain way.
Including questions on the application is a convenient way to request information from the candidate as a form of pre-screening.
The use of questions on the application saves time for the recruiting team by easily identifying top-rated candidates and prevents the need to review each and every application.
Purpose of Pre-Screening Questions
Candidate screening can be used on items such as the following:
Eligibility for employment
Ability and willingness to travel
Job-specific screening, that is screening to find suitable candidates that meet very specific criteria for a certain job, can be used the following items:
Knowledge, skills, and abilities