If performance evaluations are only conducted through the supervisor, this creates an asymmetry of information between the supervisor and subordinate

If performance evaluations are only conducted through the supervisor, this creates an asymmetry of

information between the supervisor and subordinate.12 Asymmetry of information in this case is where

the subordinate has access to more information regarding their performance than the supervisor. In

some situations the supervisor does not have the technical knowledge or the time to monitor everything

their subordinate does. This can reduce the chances of getting caught engaging in counterproductive

behaviours and therefore allows such behaviours to go unnoticed.

It is important to be aware that these human resource functions mentioned above are not based on

research and are therefore purely ideas at this stage.

Counterproductive work behaviour

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Solutions

Solutions for reducing counterproductive behaviour at work during the selection phase of employment

and within human resource functions are discussed below. Unstructured interviews, and integrity tests

will be discussed at the selection phase. The human resource functions of 360° feedback, performance

and outcome based pay incentives, and group and individual incentives, will be discussed.

Reducing Counterproductive work behaviours through selection

Unstructured interviews

An unstructured interview is an interview with no set questions. It is freer flowing than structured

interviews as the interviewer is able to ask follow up questions. Unstructured interviews are believed to

be more informative in regards to a potential employee’s personality as the interview candidate relaxes

making them more likely to open up and give candid responses. Through unstructured interviews,

interviewers are better able to predict which candidates are likely hold characteristics likely to lead to

counterproductive behaviour, such as candidates who lack self-control.13

 

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