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A positive approach to employee selection


Fishwick, S and Street, KD, A positive approach to employee selection, Proceedings of the 27th ANZAM Conference, 4-6 December 2013, Hobart, pp. 1-20. ISBN 978-0-9875968-1-9 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper discusses a positive approach to employee selection utilising concepts from positive organisational behaviour. It takes a thematic approach to positive selection covering topics of being dynamic, outcomes focussed, contextual, holistic, transparent, and be a positive experience for applicants and selectors alike. The paper introduces the concepts of a dynamic view of merit and critical success factors in supporting a positive process. Data from interviews of HR managers are used to illustrate the themes. Challenges for HR managers in obtaining support to develop and implement positive selection are highlighted.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:positive selection, dynamic view of merit, critical success factors, 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:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Fishwick, S (Dr Simon Fishwick)
ID Code:87648
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2013-11-28
Last Modified:2018-03-28
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