The paper provides a systematic review of over 80 studies regarding diversity and its implications for how organizations should think about managing an increasingly diverse workforce.
Katherine Y. Williams and Charles A. O’Reilly, III
Research in Organizational Behavior, JAI Press
This study examines the personality traits of effective salespeople and asks whether they can be used to predict sales performance.
Erasmus University School of Economics
This study examines the emergence of star performers—a few individuals who contribute the majority of output—and what it means for business.
John E. Hunter, Ronda F. Hunter
Psychological Bulletin, American Psychological Association
This paper reviews the existing literature on employability and highlights the difference between what researchers think determines employee potential and what employers actually look for.
Robert Hogan, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, and Robert B. Kaiser
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
This study is the first to empirically assess the value of discretion in hiring. The results were consistently worse job outcomes where managers exercised more discretion.
Mitchell Hoffman, Lisa B. Kahn, and Danielle Li
National Bureau of Economic Research
This study examines the “illusion of validity”—the confidence humans have that we make accurate judgments even though the data proves we don’t.
Hillel J. Einhorn and Robin M. Hogarth
Psychological Review, American Psychological Association
This study examines the implicit beliefs that keep organizations from adopting tools to help them make hiring decisions—aids like tests, personality assessments, and other performance predictors.