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Using Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to teach different recruitment and selection paradigms

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posted on 2008-04-01, 00:00 authored by Jonathan Billsberry, L H Gilbert
This article makes a case for using Roald Dahl's children's fantasy and morality tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to teach recruitment and selection. It draws attention to its relevance in illustrating and explaining three different recruitment and selection paradigms: psychometric, social process, and fit. It argues that the use of this fantasy is particularly useful because its unusual nature causes students to approach the analogy in a critical fashion. Moreover, it offers a compelling approach that will stay long in students' memories. The article begins with a discussion of different recruitment and selection paradigms, which is followed by a critical explanation of how the plotlines in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory map onto these paradigms. The article ends with specific guidance to recruitment and selection teachers on different ways of using the 2005 film version of the story in the management classroom.

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Journal

Journal of management education

Volume

32

Issue

2

Pagination

228 - 247

Publisher

Sage

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1052-5629

eISSN

1552-6658

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2008, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society

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