Shortlisting is the process of identifying the candidates that meet the criteria issued in the job listing. They’re the candidates that an employer wants to move forward within the recruitment process.

Benefits of Shortlisting Candidates

  • Narrowed down the pool of candidates or applicants
  • Sets standards for the talent acquisition team
  • Determining the right candidates
  • Reaching the ideal candidate

Steps of shortlisting candidates

  • Step 1 – Determining the shortlisting criteria
  • Step 2 – Deciding a shortlist maximum number
  • Step 3 – Trying blind applicant screening
  • Step 4 – Eliminating candidates that are not suitable or do not fit with the criteria