Examining the Influence of Personality and Multimodal Behavior on Hireability Impressions

Harshit Malik, Hersh Dhillon, Ravikiran Parameshwara, Roland Goecke, Ramanathan Subramanian

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Abstract

While personality traits have been traditionally modeled as behavioral constructs, we novelly posit \emph{job hireability} as a \emph{personality construct}. To this end, we examine correlates among personality and hireability measures on the \textit{First Impressions Candidate Screening} dataset. Modeling hireability as both a discrete and continuous variable, and the \emph{big-five} OCEAN personality traits as predictors, we utilize (a) multimodal behavioral cues, and (b) personality trait estimates obtained via these cues for hireability prediction (HP). For each of the \emph{text}, \emph{audio} and \emph{visual} modalities, HP via (b) is found to be more effective than (a). Also, superior results are achieved when hireability is modeled as a continuous rather than a categorical variable. Interestingly, eye and bodily visual cues perform comparably to facial cues for predicting personality and hireability. Explanatory analyses reveal that multimodal behaviors impact personality and hireability impressions: \textit{e.g.}, Conscientiousness impressions are impacted by the use of \textit{positive adjectives} (verbal behavior) and \emph{eye movements} (non-verbal behavior), confirming prior observations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP '23)
EditorsCV Jawahar, Vijay Natarajan, Shanmuganathan Raman, Vineeth Balasuburamanian
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2023
EventThe Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP) : ICVGIP 2023 - IIT Ropar, Ropar, India
Duration: 15 Dec 202317 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameICVGIP'23

Conference

ConferenceThe Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing (ICVGIP)
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityRopar
Period15/12/2317/01/24

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