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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Article in other peer-reviewed editions (S5)
Field of Science: Psichologija / Psychology (S006)
Author(s): Medišauskaitė, Asta;Kamau, Caroline;Endriulaitienė, Auksė
Title: Activation of the “What is beautiful is good” stereotype during job candidate selection : What is the role of the recruiter’s own characteristics?
Is part of: EWOP in practice [elektroninis išteklius]. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 6, 2014
Extent: p. 6-25
Date: 2014
Keywords: Kandidatas į darbą;Specialisto savybės;Atranka;Stereotipai;Job candidate;Recruiters characteristic;Selection;Stereotype
Abstract: When a recruiter is assessing a large number of job candidates, the stereotype “What is beautiful is good” can be used as a cognitive shortcut towards a quick decision. Previous literature has not explained the role of individual differences among recruiters. This article is drawing a possible connection between activation of the stereotype “What is beautiful is good” and recruiters' ideological attitudes, personality, their own physical attractiveness, and their socio-demographic characteristics. Understanding these relations could help to improve selection processes by reducing bias in hiring decisions based on stereotypical thinking. Recruitment staff should be trained about social cognition and Human Resource (HR) departments should establish protocols and policies that anonymise job applicants. HR departments should commission psychometric testing to evaluate personality/ideological attitudes of potential would-be recruitment staff and gain advice about the implications of staff test scores
Affiliation(s): Psichologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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