27 Oct '11, 10am

GrowSmartBusiness: Why Overqualified Job Candidates May Be Your Best Bet #li

GrowSmartBusiness: Why Overqualified Job Candidates May Be Your Best Bet #li

While past research has typically shown that overqualified workers are the most dissatisfied and are likely to seek other jobs as soon as they can, Luksyte found something different. She discovered that when employers gave overqualified employees assignments that allowed them to make their own decisions, coordinate projects, lead others, or be responsible for the outcome of their work, those employees were more likely to put increased effort into both their own performance and promoting the overall welfare of the business. “When overqualified people are placed into challenging jobs, they seem to be motivated to utilize all their under-realized potential into becoming excellent employees,” Luksyte told BusinessNewsDaily. “Our results suggest that by placing overqualified employees in complex jobs, employers may be able to influence the most important work behaviors of their...

Full article: http://www.networksolutions.com/smallbusiness/2011/10/why...

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