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If you do not know where you are going you will probably end up somewhere else : a lack of objectivity and strategy in recruitment

Fliert, J.R. van de (2014) If you do not know where you are going you will probably end up somewhere else : a lack of objectivity and strategy in recruitment.

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Abstract:Mismatches in recruitment often result in high costs, friction within an organization and low performance levels. This study aimed at identifying patterns in recruitment mismatches, by analyzing 35 cases of recruitment mismatches using semi-structured interviews with supervisors of the former employees. The supervisors were asked to reflect on the recruitment process and the employment period of the employee concerned. Five patterns, concerning the recruitment mismatches, were derived from the results. (1) The lack of a clear strategy which is defined at the start of the recruitment process and is consistently implemented over the entire course of recruitment; (2) the inability to identify the presence or absence of competencies, especially leadership qualities, of the applicant during the selection phase; (3) the low frequency and non-strategic use in which additional selection methods are being used; (4) the overestimation of the match for internal candidates; (5) the lack of supervision and goal setting in the early onboarding phase. These five patterns shared the lack of objectivity and strategy in recruitment. To prevent future mismatches, or deal with them more effectively, organizations should try more consequently to determine and abide to a predetermined recruitment strategy, which aims at a successfully onboarded employee.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:05 communication studies
Programme:Communication Studies MSc (60713)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/66162
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