The Scientific Approach to Recruitment
When it (0) to selecting candidates through interview, moreoften than not the decision is made within the first five minutesof a meeting.Yet employers like to (21) themselves that they arebeing exceptionally thorough in their selection processes. Intoday’s competitive market place, the (22) of staff in manyorganizations is fundamental to the company’s success and, asa result , recruiters use all means at their disposal to (23) the best in the field.
One method in particular that has (24) in popularity is testing , either psychometric testing,which attempts to define psychological characteristics , or ability￡aptitude testing (25) anorganization with an extra way of establishing a candidate’s suitability for a role. It (26) companiesto add value by identifying key elements of a position and then testing candidates to ascertain theirability against those identified elements.
The employment of psychometric or ability testing as one (27) of the recruitment processmay have some merit, but in reality there is no real (28), scientific or otherwise, of the potentialfuture performance of any individual. The answer to this problem is experience in interviewtechniques and strong definition of the elements of each position to be (29) as the wholerecruitment process is based on few real certainties, the instinctive decisions that many employersmake, based on a CT and the first five minutes of a meeting, are probably no less valid than anyother tool employed in the (30) of recruitment.
21.A suggest B convince C advise D believe
22.A worth B credit C quality D distinction
23.A secure B relies C attain D achieve
24.A lifted B enlarged C expanded D risen
25.A provides B offers C contributes D gives
26.A lets B enables C agrees D admits
27. A portion B member C share D component
28. A extent B size C amount D measure
29.A occupied B met C filled D appointed
30 A business B topic C point D affair
《The scientific approach to recruitment》，招人的科學方法。這篇完型比較簡單。完型填空也有兩種題型，兩種解題思路。一種是從意思上理解然后做出選擇，一種是根據單詞的用法。前者比較容易，后者很考驗語言功底。
23題，招人者試圖利用一切方法來抓住這個領域最好的(人才)，secure the best，抓住最好的。realise是實現，attain是獲得，后面不能接人，achieve是實現一個目標。
24題，rise in popularity，固定搭配，popularity是知名度的意思，這個詞組應該可以翻譯成聲名鵲起。
25題，provides with,提供。給組織提供另外一種方法。offer的用法是offer sb sth，contribute在這里意思不對。
Component：one of several parts that together make up a whole machine, system etc
Portion：a part of something larger, especially a part that is different from the other parts
29題，fill a position，填補空位，fill在這里的意思是to perform a particular job, activity, or purpose in an organization, or to find someone or something to do this。不能選occupy，因為occupy更強調人的一種主動，而這里只是客觀說某個需要填補的職位。
30題，in the business of，也是一種固定的說法，在什么的過程中。很多場合都可以使用。可以多看幾個例句：
We’re in the business of stimulating the economy(By Obama)
Energetics is a specialist management consultancy in the business of climate change