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Veronica Kabalina1, Anna Pakhomova1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Influence of value congruence on personnel selection

2014. Vol. 4. No. 4. P. 51–73 [issue contents]
In the present article the factors having impact on the decision of a recruiter at personnel selection are considered. These factors were allocated on the basis of the analysis of scientific literature and expert opinion. They are as follows: education, experience, appearance, knowledge, abilities, skills, knowledge of English, competence, coincidence of values, existence of recommendations, a sex, age, motivation for work in the company, recruiter. The special attention is paid to coincidence (congruence) of values of the candidate and the company as to a factor which is considered in practice of the large companies. The article generalizes the results of the research, carried out in the Russian division of the international company at the beginning of 2014. Data were collected during competence-based interviews with candidates for vacancies of professionals without managerial responsibilities. In total 127 interviews were collected. On the basis of the data analysis the model of recruiter’s decision making was constructed, taking into account the statistical significance of factors. The hypothesis that candidates with the values corresponding to shared values of the company, are more successful when passing interview, than those candidates which values don’t correspond to shared values of the company was confirmed. The research findings had practical implication. They promoted the decisionto a practical problem in the investigated company — creation of the training program for recruiters taking into account the significant factors defining successful passing of selection process in the company. The scientific originality of results consists in checking the influence of such ill-studied factor, as congruence of values.

Citation: Kabalina V., Pakhomova A. (2014) Vliyanie kongruentnosti tsennostey kandidata i organizatsii na podbor personala [Influence of value congruence on personnel selection]. Organizacionnaâ psihologiâ (Organizational Psychology), vol. 4, no 4, pp. 51-73 (in Russian)
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