HR professionals' beliefs about effective human resource practices: Correspondence between research and practice
Human resource management
DOI of Published Version
Five thousand human resource professionals were surveyed regarding the extent to which they agreed with various HR research findings. Responses from 959 participants suggest that there are large discrepancies between research findings and practitioners' beliefs in some content areas, especially selection. In particular, practitioners place far less faith in intelligence and personality tests as predictors of employee performance than HR research would recommend. Practitioners are somewhat more likely to agree with research findings when they are at higher organizational levels, have SPHR certification, and read the academic literature. Suggestions are made for more effective dissemination of HR research findings.
Published Article/Book Citation
Human resource management, 41:2 (2002) pp.149