EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMPLOYEE PERSONALITY AND HIRING DECISIONS IN THE MALDIVES RESORT SECTOR

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  • Mariyam Niyaf Mohamed, Ali Khatibi, Jacquline Tham Author

Abstract

This study examines the perceptions of hiring managers in the Maldivian tourism industry regarding the importance of personalities in the recruitment and selection process. Data was collected through a questionnaire distributed to 175 high-ranking managers and directors involved in the hiring decisions.  In addition to descriptive statistics, PLS-SEM is used to assess the relationship between personality traits and hiring decisions. Descriptive data analysis indicated some important personality traits considered in the hiring decision, including conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness. The hypothesis tested is supported (β= 0.442; p<0.01) suggesting a positive correlation between personality and hiring decisions in the resort sector of the Maldives. This indicates that in the tourism sector, employers value candidates' personalities during hiring, favoring those with positive traits. Understanding this role of personality in hiring can benefit job seekers globally, including in the Maldives,by highlighting traits correlated with success and career growth

 

 

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2024-06-03

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EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMPLOYEE PERSONALITY AND HIRING DECISIONS IN THE MALDIVES RESORT SECTOR. (2024). International Development Planning Review, 23(1), 2115-2143. https://idpr.org.uk/index.php/idpr/article/view/300