International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Hiring Employees that Fit with a Proactive Approach
Jo Ellen Jonsson, Armando Rancano

In competitive business environments, low employee dependability and high attrition can reduce profitability. Researchers have shown that personality fit can have a significant impact on employee longevity and productivity. Personality assessments can assist interviewers to identify job applicants who have a good personality fit. Inadequate fit often leads to poor attendance. In our study, we sought to identify universal personality traits that were common in predicting lateness and absenteeism among the groups studied. We found that each group presented a unique personality profile which had bearing on attendance. Our findings present a strong case for assessing satisfied, productive employees to identify personality traits that can be explored during the interview process to establish good fit.

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