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Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones

On-line version ISSN 2174-0534Print version ISSN 1576-5962


ALONSO, Pamela; MOSCOSO, Silvia  and  CUADRADO, Dámaris. Personnel selection procedures in Spanish small and medium size organizations. Rev. psicol. trab. organ. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.2, pp.79-89. ISSN 2174-0534.

The aim of this study is to analyze the degree of use of different selection instrument in small and medium size Spanish companies (PYMES). The findings show that the CV, references, and unstructured interviews are used by the majority of both medium and small companies. These instruments are not the best in terms of psychometric properties. The results also indicate that other instruments with good to excellent psychometric properties such as tests of cognitive abilities, personality measures, structured interviews, and professional tests are used in an increasing number of companies. The implications these findings have for practice and suggestions for future research are discussed.

Keywords : Personnel selection; Interview; Cognitive testing; Personality; Small and medium organizations.

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