Weighted Application Form
A Weighted Application is a form whose responses are assigned a numerical value that correlates to the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to perform the job. Individual items of information are validated against performance and turnover measures and given appropriate weights. The values are assigned on the basis of the expectation of each organization and remove the error of subjective evaluation of the applicant. Data is collected for each job to determine how well a particular item (e.g., years of schooling, tenure on the last job) predicts success on target job. The primary purpose of using weighted application forms is to reduce employee turnover. Employers conduct weighted application evaluations by assigning numeric values to key position requirements and then producing a list of qualified applicants ranked by their weighted scores.
For example, while recruiting a medical support staff, relevant work experience and educational background are more significant than soft skills. Therefore, the information fields will be weighted, therefore. In case of a marketing intern, his vision and aptitude to mission an idea are more significant than his educational background.