The Australian Quarantine

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The Australian Quarantine Quarantine is Australia's first line of defense, protecting our unique environment against exotic pests and diseases. The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service is a government dept. that (AQIS) inspects incoming luggage, cargo, mail, animals and plants and their products, and provide inspection and certification for a range of exports. Selection process ================= Selection advisory committees when considering who to hire use the following to assess each applicant * Written application * Interview performance * Referee reports/ reference checks * Technical assessment * Security check * Medical tests The selection process at AQIS is merit based. Before applicants reach the interview stage or applicants are only considered for the next step if they meet the selection criteria. Interviews ========== The employment interview is the most widely used selection technique. It’s a conversation with a purpose between an interviewer and a job applicant. .interviews can be structured or unstructured depending on the type of interview used. Interview types The type of interview chosen by the employer is determined by a number of factors including: the personal preference of the interviewer; the history and customs of the organization; the cost; administrative/legal requirements. Interview types are Panel interviews The panel interview is used by employers in the public service sector, universities, and other government establishments. It involves at least three, or as many as seven, interviewers. At least one interv... ... middle of paper ... ...al conversation with the candidate, thus preventing the development of a discussion. But the advantages way out this problem. Some advantages include * It may provide additional technical expertise necessary for a complete evaluation of applicants' backgrounds. * The applicant has the opportunity to meet several representatives of the organization and therefore may be provided with more complete information about the job and the organization. * personal biases are less likely to be made In order to make the panel as effective as possible it is essential that the effectiveness of the various selection methods is monitored to check for biased ness and in terms of ethnicity, gender, language, disability etc or other groupings, both in the method used and the criteria measured by the method.

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