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Recruitment, selection, and assessment: Are the CV and interview still worth using?

Mogridge, Callum D.

Over the last decades, research on employee recruitment has increased dramatically. However, it remained that the two most popular instruments utilised in employee recruitment, selection, and assessment are the curriculum vitae (CV) and interview. Despite the unwavering popularity of these instruments, there has been much debate regarding their ability to reliably predict job performance. Two major trends in organisational psychology are to either ‘fit the man to the job’ (FMJ) or to ‘fit the job to the man’ (FJM), both aim to promote the recruitment of candidates who will give optimal performance in the organisations to which they apply to. This article seeks to analyse the literature in employee recruitment, selection, and assessment in order to assess whether the popular combination of unstructured interviews and CVs are a reliable combination in selecting employees in the labour market. 

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