A researcher in the Department of Management and Organizations at the Tippie College of Business
in Iowa headed a team doing research to validate the WorkKeys Fit Assessment, a tool which uses occupational interests and work values to measure person-occupation congruence. The team used the O*NET database to develop and validate the
assessment. Results of their work suggest that the
fit between person and occupation predicts positive work attitudes and outcomes. This
relationship is a useful concept that can be applied to personnel staffing. Organizations
which include an interest-values assessment of person-occupation congruence may increase job satisfaction, job match, and job commitment among their employees.
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