Selection in Organizations

  • Mike Smith


Once an organization has defined the roles and jobs it wishes to fill, the next task is to find the people to fill them. However, not all people are the same. In almost all circumstances it becomes necessary to select the best person for the job. The selection decisions are some of the most important choices any organization can make. If the wrong person is appointed to a job the organization will suffer reduced output and the person concerned may suffer worry and anxiety from being in a job where they are out of their depth.


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© Mike Smith 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ManagementUMISTUK

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