Zahra Shaygan

Zahra Shaygan

Lecturer in Management

Birmingham City Business School
+44 (121) 331 5612

Dr Zahra Shaygan has spent the last 15 years in both academic and manufacturing sectors. She received her PhD in 2023 and Master of Business Administration in 2010 from Birmingham City University, UK.

Zahra is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Management and an MSc in Management Associate Course Leader. She has also led five modules until now in BCU. Also, she worked at Coventry University to develop online modules in Business subjects such as international leadership and English business presentation skills.

During the gap between graduating with her master’s degree and starting PhD, she was working in the industry section as the EFQM project manager and HR consultant in Iran. Her responsibilities included implementing EFQM criteria, nevertheless, she was more focused on setting vision, mission, strategic plan and HR theories in companies.

While implementing HR theories, she found out personality assessment tools have not been implemented in Iranian organisations' recruitment process and despite extensive emphasis on the critical role of applying personality assessment tools in recruitment in research, there is no evidence of research work on the impact of using personality assessment tools in Iran’s recruitment process.

So, the question was how the interviewers probed in depth about applicants' required personality for the job vacancies in Iran. To cover such a gap in Iran’s HR system, she has researched to find out the impact of using personality assessment tools in Iran’s recruitment system to achieve personality job fit.

Also, she has experience in the voluntary sector as she was one of the representative executive officers in the Society of Students Against Poverty (SOSAP) NGO which was focused on social disorders, specifically those of children and child labour for 10 years.

Areas of Expertise
Work With Industry
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