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The research-practice gap in selection


Fishwick, S, The research-practice gap in selection, New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management, 12, (2) pp. 81-92. ISSN 1175-5407 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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The selection process is at the sharp end of human resource management which determines those who are going to work together to achieve the organisationís objectives. There is competition for and shortages of talented employees which is important to graduate selection. Additionally, there has been research into the gap between academic research and the human resources practices adopted by organisations: the largest gap being in recruitment and selection. There is limited Australian research in selection techniques that is primarily quantitative research. To address this aspect, this paper provides results of preliminary qualitative research into the current Australian graduate selection practices and the reasons for the choice of practices. It provides implication for HR professionals, academics and researchers.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:selection strategies, graduates, qualitative research, research-practice gap
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Human resources management
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Human capital issues
UTAS Author:Fishwick, S (Dr Simon Fishwick)
ID Code:79095
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2012-08-16
Last Modified:2013-03-26
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