When should a carrier begin setting up its selection system?

Small- to medium-sized carriers should start the process about 3 to 4 months before they plan to begin hiring. Larger carriers need somewhat more time and should plan on starting the process about 6 months before the actual hiring begins. Although selection systems...

How much does it cost to set up a selection system?

The cost depends on at least four factors. The first factor is the size of the carrier. The greater the number of pilots currently flying and the greater the number of individuals involved in pilot hiring, generally the higher the cost. The second factor concerns the...

How long does it take to set up a selection system?

The time required depends on 1) whether the existing system is being revised or a new system developed 2) the management structure of the air carrier and 3) the number of pilots who will enter the selection system. Generally, a small carrier that is revising an...

Are all selection systems the same?

No. The structure, content, and development process of a selection system is affected by the legal requirements of the country, the language of country, and pilot experience. The legal requirements vary widely from country to country. This affects the types of...

How do I detect bias in a test used for hiring?

Most practitioners believe that the best way to detect bias in a test is to develop regression equations for the majority case (usually White males in the case of pilots) and for each minority in question (i.e. White females).  Typically, test scores are regressed on...