What is it about?

This article is about the hiring practices or selection tools being used in a sample of Canadian Tech Companies. Two-studies were conducted, one quantitative and one qualitative. The major findings were that the sample of tech companies in the first study were not utilizing the best hiring practices or selection tools as supported by the evidence-based, academic research literature. Moreover, the sample of tech company representatives in the second study stated in qualitative interviews that they chose their hiring practices or selection tools based on efficiency and maintaining the status quo as opposed to reliability or validity.

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Why is it important?

This work is important because there is a gap between the practices that tech companies are using to hire employees and the best available advice from the research literature. Further, the reasons that tech company representatives provide for using their chosen hiring practices or selection tools may be preventing them from seeking out better practices. Thus, tech companies can increase their chances of surviving and thriving by adopting more evidence-based hiring practices or selection tools.

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This page is a summary of: Selection tool use in Canadian tech companies: Assessing and explaining the research–practice gap., Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, October 2021, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/cbs0000263.
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