screening

screen screen 1 [skriːn] verb [transitive]
1. HUMAN RESOURCES to test people or examine their past history to make sure that they are suitable for something, for example to work for a particular organization:

• Applicants for teaching posts must be carefully screened.

screen somebody for something

• All employees are screened for drugs.

2. to test or check something to make sure that it is suitable, does not break the law etc:

• Imported fish should be screened for disease.

3. to show a film or television programme:

• The ad was screened late at night on Channel 4.

— screening noun [uncountable] :

• The agency offers a pre-employment screening service.

• the routine screening of milk for contaminants

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screening UK US /ˈskriːnɪŋ/ noun [C or U]
HR a process in which someone's previous jobs, personal activities, etc. are examined in order to find out if they are suitable or able to do a particular job: »

Employment screening does not always extend to temporary staff.

PRODUCTION tests or examinations to discover if there is anything wrong with something: »

screening process.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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