Staff selection is a term that refers to one of the personnel activities. The purpose of the selection is to choose for the position (job) and for the organization (co-workers, organizational culture, etc.) probably the most suitable candidate.
Selection usually takes place in two rounds - in a preliminary and evaluating. In the preliminary round the job is defined or updated, qualifications and personal attributes are defined and requirements for education, skills, length of practice, etc., are specified.
In the evaluating round documents submitted by the applicants are examined, the interviews take place (e.g. preliminary and selective), candidates are tested (e.g. psychologically, or by assessment centre or by test of working capacity), the references are examined and finally it leads to the decision on the selection and informing applicants about it.
Within the selection it must be expected that the selection is a two-way activity and perform all steps in order to avoid unnecessary deter of quality candidates.
Staff selection is usually performed by the selection committee, which is represented by at least immediately superior to the job and deputy of personnel department.