Selection practices: where are Canadian organizations

Sean Way, James W. Thacker

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Sound Human Resource Management Practices have been increasingly recognized as a means for organizations to gain a competitive advantage. Research suggests an organization can increase output substantially by using valid selection procedures. Stephen Cronshaw reported the utility for a single year of testing in the clerical area of the Canadian Armed Forces was 50 million dollars. With the knowledge that valid selection procedures influence organization performance; it becomes important to find out what selection methods Canadian organizations are using, and the effectiveness of those selection methods utilized. To determine this, we conducted a survey of Canadian organizations. Results consisted of responses from two hundred and two employees from the HR function of their respective organizations. These were the most knowledgeable person in the HR function. The organizations varied in size from under 201 employees (40%), 201-1000 employees (34%) and over 1000 employees (25%). This study focused on the selection methods available and their use by Canadian organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationHR Professional
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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