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Person-Organisation Fit Definition
Person-organisation (P-O) fit refers to the compatibility between individuals and organisations; a compatibility of values and expectations between employee and employer. The concept of person-organisation fit rests on two principle assumptions: first, that human behaviour is a function of the person and the environment, and second, that the person and the environment need to be compatible (Kristof, 1996).
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- Axelrod, E. L., Handfield-Jones, H. & Welsh, T. A. (2001). "War for Talent, Part 2". The McKinsey Quarterly, 2: 9-12. Vocational Behavior, Vol. 44, pp.32-54
- Billsberry, J. (2007) Experiencing Recruitment and Selection. Chichester: Wiley.
- Bretz, R.D. and Judge, T.A. (1994) Person-organization fit and the theory of work adjustment: implications for satisfaction, tenure and career success. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 44(1), pp.32-54.
- Bretz, R. D., Rynes, S. L., & Gerhart, B. (1993). Recruiter perceptions: The job search behavior. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 43, pp.310–327.
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