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Dimensions of Enterprise Hypocrisy with Specifics to Recruitment & Selection
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The increase in white-collar crimes has become a common feature around the globe and

its impact has left many conglomerates despaired affecting businesses, economies,

employees and families that are somehow related to these organizations. The famous

money laundering and accounting scandals such as; Parmalat, Adelphia, Yukos Oil

Company, Qwest Communications International, Tyco, and WorldCom, are true bitter

realities of the corporate world. The dilemma is costing enterprises great amounts of

money to set the image right that keeps on getting wrong. People are hired on loads of

relevant work experience with excellent academic backgrounds, yet the strain of

dishonesty lurks within the individual worker of an organization.

The purpose of the research is to investigate the dismal realities that occur within the

recruiters’ conscious or subconscious mind during a recruitment and selection process

(the gateway to an organization). Our objective is to identify the dimensions of enterprise

hypocrisy and to understand and explain the scenarios and the ways professionals are

trying to cope with the matter.

The recruiters see the white collar crimes as a potential rising concern and are using

personality test such as the OPQ 32 (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) together

with other methods (interviews, references, intuition, education, etc.) in hiring the right

candidate for the job, which hopefully would be potentially harmless to the organization.

The findings are not based on a systematic comparative study and can therefore only be

interpreted as indicative.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet , 2007. , 84 p.
Keyword [en]
Hypocrisy, Honesty, Hiring Process, Recruitment and Selection, Character, Courage, Vision, Emotional Intelligence, Dimensions of Hypocrisy.
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-1222OAI: diva2:140518
Available from: 2007-06-21 Created: 2007-06-21Bibliographically approved

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