Mistakes Made by Executives and HR Managers in Personnel Selection Interviews and Options for Avoiding them

Abstract :

Personnel selection is one of the most critical issues for a company because it is an investment in human capital, which can be a decisive competitive advantage for an organization. For many companies and industries, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find suitable staff, since applicants tend to be interested in large corporations or attractive brands. Furthermore, tasks in our society are becoming increasingly complex and demanding, which means that the requirement profiles are becoming more and more specific. This makes the search and selection of suitable employees more important. Few companies can afford to make wrong decisions in the personnel selection process despite their good economic success. This scientific paper describes and discusses, on the one hand, the mistakes that executives and/or HR managers can make during the personnel selection interviews, on the other hand, what the consequences are and what options exist to avoid these mistakes