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​Screening is the initial phase of assessment used to determine which applicants will be invited to participate further in the assessment process.

Screen Applications comes after Initiate Staffing and before Assess Candidates.

Application and Resume Screening

When the posting closes, the hiring manager will receive a Staffing Competition Report via email. This email contains instructional information and the report contains important seniority and diversity information on the applicant pool as well as other information that will help in preparing the commencement for the employee who will ultimately be hired. For more information, please see the Staffing Competition Report Guide.

Screening is done using the information a candidate provides at the time of their application (i.e. cover letter, resume, answers to pre-screening questions, etc.). Screening applications is not intended to assess all competency requirements identified for the position, because many of them are best assessed in person or through reference checks.  Screening of applications should be based on "screenable" competency requirements that can be reasonably identified in a resume, such as technical skills or knowledge, and any credentials if they are a bona fide requirement for the job.

Criteria, expectations and rationale for candidates who meet or do not meet the requirements must be clearly documented on the Preliminary Screening Results form (Merit, or Senior Qualified).  Hiring managers do not have to include rationale for every single applicant, but only for candidates who are screened in for further assessment. For senior qualified staffing, rationale must also be documented for more senior applicants who have not been screened in. The Preliminary Screening Results form (Merit, or Senior Qualified)  is part of management's assessment notes for the competition file, and, as such, is not to be provided to the union panel rep. The union rep takes their own notes. For more information on the union rep and roles, please see Initiate Staffing.

Once the hiring manager has completed their screen, they can put the decisions into Taleo. For more information, please refer to the Viewing and Screening Candidate Applications.

Inviting Candidates

Once screening decisions are finalized, the hiring manager will need to invite the short-listed candidate(s) for the in-person assessment (e.g. interview). 

Using the Booking Facilities for Interviews checklist to confirm logistics,  (dates, times, locations, technology and accommodation support requirements, if any) the hiring manager can send the invitations for interviews electronically through Taleo. For more information, please refer to the Sending Invitations to Assessment guide or video.

​Contact Information

If you have any questions or require more information please contact:

staffing@gov.sk.ca

hrsc@gov.sk.ca
Phone: 1-877-852-5808 or 306-798-0000
Fax: 1-877-852-9219 or 306-798-9966
HR Service Centre Fax Cover Sheet
2100 Broad Street, Regina, SK, S4P 1Y5

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