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Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Högskolan i Gävle/Psykologi

Sammanfattning: Team composition in the workplace is a popular topic where there are no clear answers to how the most productive and efficient team should be composed. There are many variables combined determines which candidate and which factors are best considered to predict job performance. The purpose of this study was through an experiment investigate whether age, education and the team's age composition have an impact when assessing suitability assessment in a recruitment context. The experiment was answered by 55 respondents with experience of recruitment in their capacity as manager, recruitment consultant or HR employee. The results show that the age composition of the existing team has no effect on how the respondents assessed the suitability of the candidates as the same candidate was most attractive regardless of team composition. The candidates' academic level of education had a negative impact as candidates without academic education were considered more suitable. The results also showed an interaction effect of age'education, which states that higher education is considered appropriate for the older candidates, while education has the opposite effect for younger candidates, which was concluded through a t-test.

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