The Scientific Approach to Recruitment
When it (20) to selecting candidates through interview, more often than not the decision is made within the first five minutes of a meeting.??Yet employers like to (21) themselves that they are being exceptionally thorough in their selection processes. In today’s competitive market place, the (22) of staff in many organizations is fundamental to the company’s success and, as a 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) an organization with an extra way of establishing a candidate’s suitability for a role. It (26) companies to add value by identifying key elements of a position and then testing candidates to ascertain their ability against those identified elements.
The employment of psychometric or ability testing as one (27) of the recruitment process may have some merit, but in reality there is no real (28), scientific or otherwise, of the potential future performance of any individual. The answer to this problem is experience in interview techniques and strong definition of the elements of each position to be (29) as the whole recruitment process is based on few real certainties, the instinctive decisions that many employers make, based on a CT and the first five minutes of a meeting, are probably no less valid than any other 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》，招人的科学方法。这篇完型比较简单。完型填空也有两种题型，两种解题思路。一种是从意思上理解然后做出选择，一种是根据单词的用法。前者比较容易，后者很考验语言功底。
23题，招人者试图利用一切方法来抓住这个领域最好的(人才)，secure the best，抓住最好的。realise是实现，attain是获得，后面不能接人，achieve是实现一个目标。
24题，rise in popularity，固定搭配，popularity是知名度的意思，这个词组应该可以翻译成声名鹊起。
25题，provides with,提供。给组织提供另外一种方法。offer的用法是offer sb sth，contribute在这里意思不对。
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题，fill a position，填补空位，fill在这里的意思是to perform a particular job, activity, or purpose in an organization, or to find someone or something to do this。不能选occupy，因为occupy更强调人的一种主动，而这里只是客观说某个需要填补的职位。
30题，in the business of，也是一种固定的说法，在什么的过程中。很多场合都可以使用。可以多看几个例句：
We’re in the business of stimulating the economy(By Obama)
Energetics is a specialist management consultancy in the business of climate change