The Guidelines require that candidates are evaluated for their suitability for a role based on the key selection criteria (KSC) and that consideration be given to their growth potential. The selection report should:
- detail the merit-based selection process, justifying the selection outcome;
- clearly define the criteria against which the successful candidate(s) met the requirements to a greater extent than others shortlisted; and
- consider how the candidate demonstrated growth potential within each KSC.
In circumstances where the recruitment process was unsuccessful in selecting a candidate, the selection report must outline how a shortlisted candidate, not recommended for appointment, fell below 70% of the overall requirements of the role.
Hiring managers are only required to provide a statement summarising the key reasons why other candidates, not shortlisted, were not suitable.