02Νοέμβριος

Personnel Selection in SMEs

OKS Review, Vol. 2, No.1, 1-10, November 2012

Παρασκευή, 02 Νοέμβριος 2012

Personnel Selection in SMEs: Searching for the best way of finding employees well fitted to the job. Recommendations for a future study within Greek SMEs

Antonis Gavalas
OKS Research & Consulting Network

 

Available online www.oksrc.gr/ non-peer reviewed paper
Correspondence: Antonis Gavalas, co-founder of the OKS R&C Network
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The present study makes a review in literature, attempting to reveal the best way of selecting well-fitted candidates in SMEs. SMEs have different needs in skills than larger organizations; therefore they would need differentiated methods for selecting employees. They should locate candidates able to fit to a SME's flexible and more unstructured environment. That would require open-minded people with social skills, able to cooperate in variable and unpredicted situations. The use of situational judgment tests (SJTs) and more structured situational interviews, as well as other behaviourally anchored tests would be more flexible and adaptable in revealing the traits a candidate should have for a specific organization. Such an approach would also be cost effective for a SME who lacks the resources. The use of an external consultant, the recruiting of graduates, as well as training is also recommended for achieving high performance. A future longitudinal study within Greek SMEs would evaluate the validity of situational judgment procedures in selecting personnel and predicting performance.

 

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