Date of Award
Executive Doctorate in Business (EDB)
Wesley J. Johnston, PhD
Steven D. Olson, PhD
Pam S. Ellen, PhD
This research contributes to the employee selection literature by examining the various aspects of value creation derived from systematic approaches to selective hiring and onboarding best practices. These best practices covering the end-to-end spectrum of talent acquisition activities from pre-recruitment to post-hiring performance management are examined through the construct of employee selection bundles. A rigorous type of employee selection bundle called Topgrading is examined across six case studies. This research builds on the employee selection literature by exploring the cross section of organizational learning theory, goal setting theory, and process management theory on the employee selection bundle as a mechanism that positively impacts firm performance.
Lorence, Michael S., "The Impact of Systematically Hiring Top Talent: A Study of Topgrading as a Rigorous Employee Selection Bundle." Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2014.