Selection Myths: A Conceptual Replication of HR Professionals' Beliefs about Effective Human Resource Practices in the US and Canada

Peter A. Fisher, Stephen D. Risavy, Chet Robie, Cornelius J. König, Neil D. Christiansen, Robert P. Tett, Daniel V. Simonet

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Abstract

After nearly two decades of awareness on the research-practice gap in human resource management, this study updates and expands on the seminal findings of Rynes et al. (2002) specific to personnel selection. In a sample of 453 human resource (HR) practitioners in the US and Canada, we found that the research-practice gap persists. Notably, compared to the 2002 findings, HR practitioners tended to be worse at identifying personnel selection myths than was shown by Rynes et al. over 15 years ago, while those who reported not conducting validity studies were surprisingly better at identifying several myths as false. Several potential avenues for advancement are suggested in light of the disturbing stubbornness of the research-practice gap in personnel selection.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Personnel Psychology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • myths
  • personnel selection
  • replication
  • research-practice gap

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