In order to streamline the hiring process better, the Public Service Commission (PSC or SPA) plans to introduce recruitment profiling to get the best possible candidates for job vacancies in the public sector.
According to PSC Chairman, Tan Sri Jamaluddin Ahmad Damanhuri, the new, improved hiring process will not only look at the candidate’s academic qualification, but goes beyond to assess their personality, attitude, aptitude, competency and skills.
Once launched, the recruitment model will come with 3 main modules – paper examination, assessment and finally interview. Only candidates who pass the stipulated criteria in all 3 modules will be hired.
PSC, or more popularly known as SPA (Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Awam) was established more than 50 years ago (1957 to be exact) to act as a gatekeeper between the government offices and people who wish to join the public service. The PSC is also responsible for the appointment, promotion, transfer and disciplinary action of the government employees.
At the moment, Malaysians wishing to apply for government jobs will have to fill up the SPA form, which is available online and selected premises (e.g. post office), and once shortlisted, the candidates will be called for interview or assessment, depending on the type of position he or she applied for.