New Resident Screening

Keinan Sheffy specializes in evaluating and screening of applicants for residence in all types of settlements. The procedure is precisely tailored to the specific needs, character, and type of community (kibbutz renewal project, collective kibbutz, moshav, community town). The process evaluates candidates’ suitability for life in a specific community.

The testing and screening procedure at Keinan Sheffy typically includes the following stages:

  • Study of the settlement – type, character, and needs of the community.
  • Defining the desired new resident profile, including traits and demographics.
  • Determining the specific testing and screening procedure and its scope.
  • A comprehensive residential applicant assessment is performed including personality and credibility tests, a personal biographical questionnaire, simulations in groups and pairs, and a personal /couple interview.
  • A detailed, in-depth assessment report is prepared on each candidate. Assessment reports include personal information on the candidate, a verbal summary including the background, personality and interpersonal skills of the candidate (or candidate couple), and a family summary, if relevant. The report provides details on the scores achieved on various parameters comprising each cluster of skills, (personality and interpersonal), and a summary and recommendation (verbal and quantitative). The assessment reports focuses on the candidate’s suitability for community life in a specific community.
  • The assessment process include professional counseling to the recruitment committee: structuring the process, feedback, dilemmas and solutions, workshops and training.
  • High predictive validity is achieved through the use of a broad range of valid and reliable assessment instruments, precise customization of the instruments, and an in-depth assessment of the candidates (individuals or couples) by multiple judges. The result is a highly effective instrument that supports superior, efficient recruitment committee decision making.
  • The testing and screening procedure at Keinan Sheffy offers an outstanding standard of professionalism and service, which includes attention to transparency, discretion, quick response times, and efficiency.

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