Research papers screening for self-directedness: A method for recruiting savvy analysts in a dynamic business environment

Date
2021
Authors
Dapko, Jennifer L.
Snyder, Gregory J.
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Henry Stewart Publications
Abstract
Analytics is changing at the speed of thought. If analysts are not capable of and motivated by self-directed learning, they will be left behind and their organisations will be left scrambling to keep up with their competitors. Even the best company-directed learning programmes cannot always keep pace with this change, and most analysts will find company-directed technical training falling short of their needs. Self-directed learning enables analysts to stay relevant and motivated in a quickly changing business world, and self-directedness is a key employee characteristic in creating adaptable and flexible organisations. This paper discusses ways in which hiring managers can screen analysts for self-directedness during the interview process. As important as it is for hiring managers to recruit a workforce with self-directedness, it is equally important to set up an environment where a self-directed learner can thrive and utilise those skills. Therefore, this paper will also discuss ways in which organisations can nurture self-directed learners once recruited.
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Business analysts, Self-managed learning, Employees--Recruiting
Citation
Dapko, J. L., & Snyder, G. J. (2021). Research papers screening for self-directedness: A method for recruiting savvy analysts in a dynamic business environment. Applied Business Analytics, 7(1), 73-83.
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