Analytics and Intuition in the Process of Selecting Talent: A Holistic Approach

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Human decisions, especially in management and personnel selection, are based on making judgments about people analytically and intuitively. Yet in business and scientific contexts, judgments are expected to be based on a rational analysis rather than intuitions or emotions. Intuition is often seen as something mystical that should not be trusted and thus eliminated from human decision-making.

Our empirical and theoretical research shows that this is impossible when people are dealing with people. Instead, intuitions and emotions have significant power in the decision-making process. Neuroscience even shows that humans are incapable of switching off their emotions or intuitions when making decisions. Therefore, intuition and emotions as evolutionary achievements of human beings should be looked at more closely to use the wisdom they offer.

This book provides an insight into the current state of research on rational-analytical procedures in personnel selection and complements this with research on intuitions and emotions in personnel diagnostics.

By integrating scientifically verifiable rational-analytical decision-making procedures with the inner experiential knowledge of people, this book bridges two complementary ways of recognizing and making good decisions. It demonstrates how intuitions are developed and used in different fields of practice and cultures and how scientific research results from rational-analytical and intuitive-emotional selection procedures are successfully integrated by practitioners.

Current state of research on integrating intuitive-emotional competencies & rational-analytical procedures in decision making, esp. personnel selection
How to use and develop analytical & intuitive-emotional competencies for smart decision making
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin, Boston
Publisherde Gruyter Recht
Number of pages581
ISBN (Print)9783110992731, 3110992736
ISBN (Electronic)9783110980967
Publication statusPublished - 07.11.2022

Bibliographical note

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Note re. dissertation

This publication was funded by the Open Access Publication Fund of the Leuphana University Lüneburg.