Selection Criteria

The next step in the recruitment process is to develop selection criteria. These are the standards against which you will measure all candidates to determine whether they have the qualifications to perform the job.

Selection criteria are developed from the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in the job analysis and stated in the job description.

To develop selection criteria, look at each of the knowledge, skills, and abilities on the job description and define the standard for successful performance of the related functions.


  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Effective oral/written communication skills
  • Selection Criteria: Demonstrated ability to orally convey ideas and information articulately. Demonstrated ability to read and write; ability to understand concepts and information as presented; ability to develop clear written materials.