Cross-cultural interviewing in the hiring process

challenges and strategies

Choon-Hwa Lim, Richard Winter, Christopher C. A. Chan

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Abstract

Although interviews are used widely in the selection of suitable job applicants, recruiters may unconsciously be operating from culturally biased frameworks. In this article, the use of interviews across different cultural backgrounds and the potential for cultural bias are presented. Two case studies are used to illustrate the importance of cultural sensitivity in successful interviewing. Effective techniques, which include establishing rapport with the candidate, building a relationship, and choosing appropriate interview styles, are provided for practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-268
Number of pages4
JournalThe Career Development Quarterly
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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