Researchers make case for hiring less-qualified workers

09/28/2012 | Forbes

In a recent experiment, less-skilled people exerted greater effort and produced better results than their more skilled counterparts. Mediocre hires may have performed better because they felt indebted to the hiring manager for giving them a chance, the researchers argue. However, the less-skilled workers only put in extra effort when they were told that they were underqualified, they note.

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