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Interviewers' perceptions of person–organization fit and organizational selection decisions.

DuPree School of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
Journal of Applied Psychology (Impact Factor: 4.31). 09/1997; 82(4):546-61. DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.82.4.546
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ABSTRACT A model of person-organization fit and organizational hiring decisions is developed and tested, using data from 38 interviewers making hiring decisions about 93 applicants. Results suggest that interviewers can assess applicant-organization values congruence with significant levels of accuracy and that interviewers compare their perceptions of applicants' values with their organizations' values to assess person-organization fit. Results also suggested that interviewers' subjective person-organization fit assessments have large effects on their hiring recommendations relative to competing applicant characteristics, and that interviewers' hiring recommendations directly affect organizations' hiring decisions (e.g., job offers).

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