Personnel selection in organizations

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Author: Neal Schmitt,Walter C. Borman,Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (U.S.)

Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 546

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Unprecedented advances in the scientific study of personnel selection have given researchers and practitioners new ideas and tools to achieve greater success in measuring and linking skills, knowledge, and abilities to job performance requirements. Personnel Selection in Organizations is a timely presentation of emerging issues in research and practice, providing new and exciting perspectives on the theoretical, empirical, and societal changes that will affect the study and practice of virtually every personnel selection topic. The careful analysis of current procedures and practices, joined with an insightful identification of areas where ongoing research is needed, will be a valuable resource for all those interested in the continuing development of the field. In sixteen original chapters, leading experts highlight the personnel selection issues that will receive increasing attention in the years ahead. The authors thoughtfully explore key subjects in this rapidly changing field, including job analysis, criterion development, biographical and personality measures, the concept of validity, the changing demographics of the work population, the decline of the manufacturing economy, and the development of small organizations. They examine specific topics such as recruitment and retention, structured versus unstructured interviews, the ethics and effectiveness of computerized psychological testing, perceptions of selection fairness, productivity, turnover, and absenteeism. They also cover broader, less traditional concerns including downsizing and retirement, selection and staffing as a corporate strategy, promoting job and life satisfaction, organizational citizenship, and commitment.

Personnel Selection

Adding Value Through People

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Author: Mark Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470742712

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Clear and accessible, Personnel Selection will continue to be the guide that students and professionals alike turn to for practical advice in this complex field. Fully updated edition of highly successful text Clear, accessible and practical in its approach Now includes emotional intelligence and counterproductive work behaviours – not covered in any other text at this level

Personnel selection and productivity

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Author: Mark Cook

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471940463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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An in-depth treatment of the latest developments in the field including utility analysis, validity generalization and differential validity. Features a completely new perspective on selection—much more constructive than previous accounts. Contains thorough coverage of legal issues and fair employment. This edition has been completely updated—areas that are changed or expanded include structured interviewing, the role of general mental ability in selection, the validity of personality tests and work performance criteria.

The Psychology of Personnel Selection

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Author: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic,Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521868297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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An engaging and thought-provoking textbook which introduces and reviews the main methods and constructs used to assess people at work.

Personnel Selection

A Theoretical Approach

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Author: Neal Schmitt,David Chan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761909866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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'No doubt HRM faculty should read this text. ...there is undoubtedly erudition and insight contained within the pages. [of this book]' - Gerald Vinten, Southampton Business School, British Academy of Management News This comprehensive, state-of-the-art look at the field of personnel selection emphasizes the role of theory in personnel selection research, an area of organizational science that is often characterized as lacking theoretical bases. Traditional topics, such as job analysis, performance measurement, the measurement of individual difference characteristics, the design of validation research and the evaluation of validation data, are covered.

Principles for the validation and use of personnel selection procedures

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Author: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (U.S.),American Psychological Association. Division of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 76

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The Blackwell Handbook of Personnel Selection

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Author: Arne Evers,Neil Anderson,Olga Smit-Voskuijl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405144661

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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The Blackwell Handbook of Personnel Selection provides astate-of-the-art review of theory, research, and professionalpractice in the field of selection and assessment. Reviews research and practical developments in all of the mainselection methods, including interviews, psychometric tests,assessment centres, and work sample tests. Considers selection from the organization’s and theapplicant’s perspective, and covers the use of new technologyin selection and adverse impact issues. Each section includes contributions from internationallyeminent authors based in North America and Europe.

Simulations for Personnel Selection

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Author: Michael Fetzer,Kathy Tuzinski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146147681X

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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​This book provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of simulation development, technologies, and implementation, including real-world examples and results followed by a preview of what’s on the horizon that will further revolutionize the industry. More than a handful of books have been written on the use of simulations for training purposes, but this book focuses solely on simulations in employee selection contexts (e.g., hiring, promotion), making it a truly unique and valuable resource for both practitioners and academics. The science and practice of employee selection has advanced at a steady pace over the past two or three decades. However, recent advancements in both technology and assessment methods have been the catalyst for an evolutionary leap in the use of simulations in this area.

Personnel Selection and Assessment

Individual and Organizational Perspectives

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Author: Heinz Schuler,James L. Farr,Mike Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134767412

Category: Psychology

Page: 390

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The impetus for this volume came from the editors' belief that most current research and thinking about personnel selection and assessment in organizations considered only the perspective of the employer. The job applicant seeking to join the organization or the employee being considered for promotion or reassignment was typically given little attention from the designers of employment or assessment systems. They believed that this imbalance had several negative implications: 1. Organizational selection and assessment appeared to be the principal area within work and organizational psychology that had forgotten a basic tenet of the profession of psychology, namely, that the welfare of the individual is paramount. 2. A lack of concern for the individuals who were being assessed could result in additional criticisms of psychological assessment in employment settings. 3. The acceptability of selection and assessment devices and systems may impact in (largely) unknown ways on the decisions of individuals to apply for jobs or transfers, thus affecting the selection ratio and potential utility of such systems. 4. Individual reactions to the characteristics of assessment and selection devices could affect the accuracy of the information obtained about those individuals, adversely affecting the reliability and validity of resulting personnel decisions. Informally discussing these concerns with their professional colleagues, the editors found that others were similarly troubled. Their next response was to organize a three day conference bringing together a number of researchers in applied psychology to present papers and participate in discussions related to balancing individual and organizational needs in selection and assessment. Revisions of the papers presented at this conference form the core of this volume.

Personnel Selection and Classification

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Author: Michael G. Rumsey,Clinton B. Walker,James H. Harris

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134788061

Category: Psychology

Page: 506

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Bringing together several key elements needed to identify the most promising themes for future research in selection and classification, this book's underlying aim is to improve job performance by selecting the right persons and matching them most effectively with the right jobs. An emphasis is placed on current, innovative research approaches which in some cases depart substantially from traditional approaches. The contributors -- consisting of professionals in measurement, personnel research, and applied and military psychology -- discuss where the quantum advances of the last decade should take us further. Comprehensive coverage of the selection and classification domain is provided, including a broad range of topics in each of the following areas: performance conceptualization and measurement, individual differences, and selection and classification decision models. The presentations in each of these areas are integrated into a set of coherent themes. This integration was the product of structured group discussions which also resulted in a further evolution of some of the ideas presented.

Exploring the Limits in Personnel Selection and Classification

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Author: John P. Campbell,Deirdre J. Knapp

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135686017

Category: Psychology

Page: 686

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Beginning in the early 1980s and continuing through the middle 1990s, the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) sponsored a comprehensive research and development program to evaluate and enhance the Army's personnel selection and classification procedures. This was a set of interrelated efforts, collectively known as Project A. Project A had a number of basic and applied research objectives pertaining to selection and classification decision making. It focused on the entire selection and classification system for Army enlisted personnel and addressed research questions that can be generalized to other personnel systems. It involved the development and evaluation of a comprehensive array of predictor and criterion measures using samples of tens of thousands of individuals in a broad range of jobs. The research included a longitudinal sample--from which data were collected at organizational entry--following training, after 1-2 years on the job and after 3-4 years on the job. This book provides a concise and readable description of the entire Project A research program. The editors share the problems, strategies, experiences, findings, lessons learned, and some of the excitement that resulted from conducting the type of project that comes along once in a lifetime for an industrial/organizational psychologist. This book is of interest to industrial/organizational psychologists, including experienced researchers, consultants, graduate students, and anyone interested in personnel selection and classification research.

Personnel Psychology

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Author: Pieter J. D. Drenth,Henk Thierry,Charles Johannes Wolff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863775253

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Personnel Psychology (or Human Resource Management) examines individual differences and their consequences for the organization. Attention is paid to choice processes, abilities and capabilities, needs and need fulfilment, commitment, selection methods, career development, appraisal and training. The focus of personnel psychology is the satisfactory relationship between the employee and the organization, and takes in all the elements influencing this relationship ranging from the traditional area of personnel selection to recent considerations, such as conflict between client demands and government regulations, restriction of output, job evaluation practices, and industrial unrest.

Applying Psychology in Business

The Handbook for Managers and Human Resource Professionals

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Author: John Walter Jones,Brian D. Steffy,Douglas Weston Bray

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780669158380

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 878

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The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection

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Author: Neal Schmitt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366314

Category: Psychology

Page: 992

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Employee selection has long stood at the practical forefront of industrial/organizational psychology. Today's social, business, and economic climates require ongoing adaptations by those who select organizations' personnel, and research on the topic helps gauge the impact of these adaptations and their implications for human performance and potential. The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection codifies the wealth of new research surrounding employee selection (web-based assessments, social networking, globalization of organizations), situating them alongside more traditional practices to establish the best and most relevant research for both professionals and academics. Comprising chapters from authors in both the private sector and academia, this volume is organized into seven parts: (1) historical and social context of the field of assessment and selection; (2) research strategies; (3) individual difference constructs that underlie effective performance; (4) measures of predictor constructs; (5) employee performance and outcome assessment; (6) societal and organizational constraints on selection practice; and (7) implementation and sustainability of selection systems. While providing a comprehensive review of current research and practice, the purpose of this handbook is to provide an up-to-date profile of each of the areas addressed and highlight current questions that deserve additional attention from researchers and practitioners. This compendium is essential reading for industrial/organizational psychologists and human resource managers.