Managers' views of how to hire: Building bridges between science and practice
It has been suggested that the state of practice in employee selection differs markedly from the state of research. We explored this issue in interviews with 166 line managers, who were asked to describe their own successes and failures in hiring, as well as what hiring issues they would like to learn more about. Managers attributed their hiring successes primarily to luck and intuition, but also acknowledged the value of using a more systematic and rigorous approach to hiring. Managers' comments imply a lack of awareness of research, rather than a lack of interest in topics being researched. The scientist-practitioner gap thus seems to relate more to the usage of research than to the focus of research questions.
Journal of Business and Psychology
Nowicki, Margaret D. and Rosse, Joseph G., "Managers' views of how to hire: Building bridges between science and practice" (2002). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 2140.