The most effective and appropriate selection procedures vary for different types of work and in different types of organizations. Two major considerations should guide this occupational tailoring. The first consideration is the work behavior of the people hired: What is required by the work itself, and what work-related outcomes does the organization want to achieve with the selection procedures? This consideration addresses the effectiveness of the selection procedure at bringing about desired work behaviors. The second consideration is the fit of the selection procedures with other human resource (HR) processes and systems and with the organization’s culture. This consideration addresses the extent to which selection procedures complement existing HR processes and systems and are consistent with the organization’s culture when it comes to the treatment ...

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