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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Value Of The Diploma In The Recruitment Practices Of Large Companies [o Valor Do Diploma Nas Práticas De Recrutamento De Grandes Empresas]
Author: Alves A.P.S.
Almeida A.M.F.
Abstract: Studies show that higher level diplomas make access to well-paid jobs easier and are an important source of prestige and social honor in Brazil. However, a broad literature today indicates a reduction of the importance of the diploma in hiring processes and argues that having a diploma becomes less and less sufficient for getting a job. This article examines the processes of selection of recently graduated engineers by eight large companies in the region of Campinas. Based on interviews with the main actors of the selection processes and on observation of the initial steps of a selection carried out by a consultancy company hired by one of the companies, the study shows that the weight of a diploma from a prestigious university is still the most important variable for the hiring decision, as it defines not only whether it will be possible to get the job or not, but also the access to vacancies that lead to better paid and more prestigious managerial positions. Finally, it discusses theoretical implications as well as what these results suggest in terms of public policies.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2009
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