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URN etd-0929115-170157
Author Michaela Eder
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Department Master of Business Administration Program in International Business
Year 2015
Semester 1
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title Regional Employee Selection in a Global Organization
Date of Defense 2015-10-22
Page Count 90
Keyword
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • regional recruitment
  • recruitment practices
  • Employee selection methods
  • United States of America
  • Abstract Selecting employees in various countries is becoming a task to master by many organizations worldwide. Employee selection methods differ across countries, thus making is necessary for local managers to be aware of the exact requirements and legalities concerning recruitment. This thesis looks at the different employee selection methods in France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America in order to support international companies in finding the best possible candidate. By conducting intense literature research and personal interviews a profound analysis of the various employee selection methods and a recommendation of best practices for each country could be made. Pöttinger Maschinenfabrik GmbH, an international organization interested in employee selection in France, the UK and the US, serves as a case study. Findings show that common methods conducted in all three countries are structured interviews and reference checks. However, significant differences in the usage of these practices, such as type of question, duration of assessment or number of replications were found. Assessment centres are widely used in France and the US, selection tests are found to be a popular practice in the UK and the US, while social media screening and graphology cannot be recommended in recruitment due to their lack of validity. Due to the significant differences of employee selection methods in the various countries it is essential for managers in charge of talent to be highly familiar with a country’s best practices and their application in reality. Only then selecting the right person for the right job is possible.
    Advisory Committee
  • Ying-Chun Li - chair
  • Wei-Lun Chang - co-chair
  • Chao-Hsien Sung - advisor
  • T. M. Chang - advisor
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  • Indicate in-campus at 99 year and off-campus access at 99 year.
    Date of Submission 2015-10-29

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