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Recruitment mistakes, future employees, and fabulous fantasies: The market's need of magical qualities
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Lifelong learning/Encell.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5498-9649
2019 (English)In: Human resource management: A Nordic perspective / [ed] H. Ahl, I. Bergmo-Prvulovic & K. Kilhammar, London, UK: Routledge, 2019, 1, p. 86-102Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter questions the use of ‘personality tests’ for recruitment. There is an exaggerated belief that a person’s suitability for a job lies in their personality, and that people who possess the ‘right’ personality can be identified by psychological tests. But the common conception, that a person’s personality is a stable entity, is a misconception. One’s personality is just as much the result of cultural and environmental factors as one’s genetic inheritance. Moreover, there is no correlation between ‘personality variables’ and work performance. The only factors that show a certain degree of correlation with work performance is a person's general intellectual ability and evidence of previous successful performances.

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London, UK: Routledge, 2019, 1. p. 86-102
Keywords [en]
Personality, Flawed predictions, Epigenetics, Recruitment, Fourth Industrial Revolution
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Psychology Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41893ISBN: 9781138592858 (print)ISBN: 9781138592834 (print)ISBN: 9780429489761 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-41893DiVA, id: diva2:1258514
Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2019-11-01Bibliographically approved

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