Preference for hiring approach: Cognitive style or context dependent?
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Despite consistent research evidence for the superiority of a mechanical hiring approach using standardized methods for collecting and combining data about job applicants, a clinical approach, relying on professional judgment, is predominating in selection practice. Identifying crucial factors driving practitioners’ preferences is a pre-requisite for guiding actions aimed at increasing the level of acceptancy and use of a mechanical approach. The results in this study showed that practitioners with an intuitive decision-making style prefer a clinical approach, while contextual aspects, accountability for the selection process and responsibility for the selection decision, did not impact practitioners’ preferences. Thus, individuals who rely on feelings and hunches in their everyday decisions also prefer intuitive judgments professionally, regardless pressure of accountability and responsibility.
Decision-making style, procedural accountability, decision responsibility, preferred hiring approach, personnel selection.
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-101974OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-101974DiVA: diva2:706083