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Fairness in the selection of employees

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A number of fairness issues and principles are developed and discussed from the context of personnel selection. It is noted that not too much attention has been paid to these issues and concerns in the past. A distinction is made between justice and fairness having to do with the procedural components and processes of selection, the nature of the information used to make selection decisions, and the resulting outcomes of the selection process. Ideas for future research and exploration are also extended.

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Richard D. Arvey is the Carlson Professor of Industrial Relations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He received his Ph. D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has published widely in journal and book form. His text,Fairness in Selecting Employees, is a widely cited book amongst those familiar with the fairness debate.

Gary L. Renz is a Ph.D. graduate student in the Department of Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota. He also holds a law degree.

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Arvey, R.D., Renz, G.L. Fairness in the selection of employees. J Bus Ethics 11, 331–340 (1992).

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