A final finding of merit not applied means that we identified: 

  • At least one error in the design or application of the recruitment and selection process (e.g., past work performance, a factor of merit, was not considered as required)  
  • The error had a negative impact on the competition outcome (e.g., The wrong person is appointed or a qualified candidate landed in the incorrect spot on the eligibility list). 

An audit is conducted after a hiring process is complete. If the audit of your competition resulted in a finding of merit not applied, there is no requirement for you to revisit or revise that hiring process. Instead the finding is intended for learning purposes and application in future processes.