HR Glossary


Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is Shortlisting?

Shortlisting candidates is an excellent way to improve your hiring process. It helps improve the candidate experience, reduces time-to-hire, and ensures you find the best possible person for the job, Shortlisting refers to the selection process of evaluating and selecting applicants for employment.

Prospective employees are often shortlisted when hiring is competitive, Candidates may be interviewed, tested, or assessed in order to determine if they are qualified for the job.

Why Are Shortlisting Necessary?

The process of shortlisting is necessary in order to identify the most qualified candidates for a job. By reviewing the applications and resumes of candidates, employers are able to identify those who have the skills and experience that they are looking for. The process of shortlisting can also help to identify any red flags that may be present in a candidate's application.

How do shortlist candidates?

  1. Develop shortlisting standard
  2. Create a record of progress
  3. Determine the maximum number of candidates for your shortlist