Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection

This second edition provides managers and students the nuts and bolts of assessment processes and selection techniques.

Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection

This second edition provides managers and students the nuts and bolts of assessment processes and selection techniques. With this knowledge, managers learn to make informed personnel decisions based on the results of tests and assessments. The book emphasizes that employee performance predictions require well-formed hypotheses about personal characteristics that may be related to valued behavior at work. It also stresses the need for developing a theory of the attribute one hypothesizes as a predictor—a thought process too often missing from work on selection procedures. Topics such as team-member selection, situational judgment tests, nontraditional tests, individual assessment, and testing for diversity are explored. The book covers both basic and advanced concepts in personnel selection in a straightforward, readable style intended to be used in both undergraduate and graduate courses in Personnel Selection and Assessment.

Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection

This book will appeal to instructors of advanced undergraduate and master's level courses on personnel selection and assessment. If supplemented by other readings on selected topics, it would be useful in doctoral seminars.

Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection

Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection discusses the essentials that managers and other well-educated people should know about the assessment processes so widely used in contemporary society--and so widely not understood. It emphasizes that good prediction requires well-formed hypotheses about personal characteristics that may be related to valued behavior at work and the need for developing a theory of the attribute one hypothesizes as a predictor--a thought process too often missing from work on selection procedures. In addition, it explores such topics as team-member selection, situational judgment tests, non-traditional tests, individual assessment, and testing for diversity. The goal is to produce an accessible guide to assessment that covers basic and advanced concepts in a straight-forward, readable style. It provides a review of the most relevant statistical concepts and modern selection practices that will equip the reader with the tools needed to be competent consumers of assessment procedures and practices, and to be well-informed about the kinds of questions to be answered in evaluating them. This book will appeal to instructors of advanced undergraduate and master's level courses on personnel selection and assessment. If supplemented by other readings on selected topics, it would be useful in doctoral seminars. Also, students interested in becoming users of research-based assessment and selection information and techniques will find it useful.

The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology

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The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology

The field of Personnel Psychology is broadly concerned with the study of individual differences and their consequences for the organization. As human resource costs continue, for most organizations, to be the single largest operating cost (50-80% of annual expenditure), achieving optimal performance from individual employees is of paramount importance to the sustained development and financial performance of any organization. The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology brings together contributions from leading international scholars within the field to present state-of-the-art reviews on topical and emergent issues, constructs, and research in personnel psychology. The book is divided into six sections: · Individual Difference and Work Performance, · Personnel Selection, · Methodological Issues, · Training and Development, · Policies and Practices, · Future Challenges. While the Handbook is primarily a review of current academic thinking and research in the area, the contributors keep a strong focus on the lessons for HR practitioners, and what lessons they can take from the cutting-edge work presented.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Recruitment Selection and Employee Retention

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Recruitment  Selection and Employee Retention

This handbook makes a unique contribution to the fields of organizational psychology and human resource management by providing comprehensive coverage of the contemporary field of employee recruitment, selection and retention. It provides critical reviews of key topics such as job analysis, technology and social media in recruitment, diversity, assessment methods and talent management, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Melinda Blackman, Nancy Tippins, Adrian Furnham and Binna Kandola. The contributors are drawn from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of countries, giving the volume a truly international feel and perspective. Together, they share important new work which is being undertaken around the globe but is not always easily accessible to real-world practitioners and students.

Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management

Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Hofstede, G. 1991. Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind. London: McGraw-Hill. Hong, Z. and Tu, D. 2006.

Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management

Globalization, innovation, market share, identifying visionary leaders and, particularly, talent management ...are just some of the issues that benefit from using assessment and development centres. Assessment Centres and Global Talent Management focuses on topics that influence the design of the assessment centre in terms of the competencies being assessed, the exercises that are used and the nature of the event, so that they can deliver what is required; often to change organizational culture and values. Practical examples and case studies are sprinkled throughout the book as international contributors explore cross-cultural implications, and consider how the design, development and use of assessment centres should be adapted to different cultures. Some of the world's leading researchers and practitioners outline their research into new applications for assessment centre methods, showing how they have used it to design and implement specific assessment and development centres. This is a book from which practitioners can see how science informs good practice, and scholars will find the 32 chapters a rich source of ideas for conducting research into emerging issues in the field.

Military Psychology for Africa

Essentials of personnel assessment and selection. Mahwah, N.J., USA: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Hunter, D., & Burke, E. (1994). Predicting Aircraft Pilot-Training Success: A Meta-Analysis of Published Research.

Military Psychology for Africa

Military Psychology for Africaÿis the first textbook of its kind from Africa. Selected authors with competent military psychology knowledge, skills, expertise and experience each contributed a chapter to this unique book. The book empowers academics, students and military fellows to apply this knowledge at academic institutions and military units, during operations, and in presenting short courses. The book will also equip soldiers with new knowledge for advancing peace on the continent and abroad.

Enhancing Human Performance in Security Operations

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Enhancing Human Performance in Security Operations

In this age of terrorism, world and national security as well as policing the streets of our country have become an increasingly important objective. This book brings together international experts on stress, resiliency and performance. These experts draw on latest research with military and police personnel to provide an integrated perspective on the psychological pressures involved in this type of work, as well as practical recommendations on how to optimize human performance in security operations. This book examines research and practical applications to the field of security operations that provide new insights into the common stressors and challenges encountered by personnel and organizations involved in security. The book is divided into three sections. Section I provides basic theoretical perspectives on both social and psychological factors that significantly impact human responses to high stress demands of security operations. A theoretical model of resilience is presented, with special reference to the police officer's job. The model includes many factors that are addressed throughout the book, and provides a useful framework for considering both the selection and the training issues. Section II emphasizes scientifically grounded, yet practical, approaches for selecting, training, and preparing personnel to function effectively in security operations. Section III presents a collection of both case studies and special life-threatening scenarios that workers and leaders in security operations may face. The training of new police officers in Kosovo and of local demining teams in Sudan and Iraq are addressed, including contagion in the use of deadly force by police and security workers. The preparation of security personnel to cope with the threat of chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear materials is a special problem, and this book provides positive direction concerning human performance and effectiveness. It will serve as an outstanding resource for defense organizations, local, state and federal police forces, contract security firms, security operations personnel, policymakers, and educators in the military--Publisher's description.

Psychology and Human Performance in Space Programs

Essentials of personnel assessment and selection. New York, NY: Routledge. Hough, L. M., Oswald, F. L., & Ployhart, R. E. (2001). Determinants, detection and amelioration of adverse impact in personnel selection procedures: Issues, ...

Psychology and Human Performance in Space Programs

In Psychology and Human Performance in Space Programs: Extreme Application, operations experts from multiple space agencies, with support from spaceflight researchers, outline existing and proposed operations for selecting, training, and supporting space crews who currently live and work on the International Space Station, and who are preparing for future missions to the moon and Mars. Highlighting applied psychology in spaceflight whilst acknowledging real-world complexities that occur when integrating across an international, multi-agency collective, this volume provides both historical and current perspectives toward spaceflight operations, with expert contributions from NASA and international partners such as the Japanese Space Agency, Russian space researchers, and the Canadian Space Agency. Helpfully outlining the progress that has been made so far, this book includes topics such as the selection and hiring of astronauts, the process of training a crew for a mission to Mars, and workload and mission planning. Discussing operational psychology in space and on the ground, this book looks to the future of research and operational needs for future missions to Mars, with an essay from astronaut Dr. Don Pettit on his experiences in space and how the Mars mission will challenge us in new ways. This second of two volumes will be of interest to professionals in the field of human factors and psychology in extreme environments.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

selection, particularly in relation to diversity and civil rights in employment law. Having worked briefly with Motorola, prior to the debates ... Essentials of personnel assessment and selection. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The well-received first edition of the Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2007, 2 vols) established itself in the academic library market as a landmark reference that presents a thorough overview of this cross-disciplinary field for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of psychology, business, management, and human resources. Nearly ten years later, SAGE presents a thorough revision that both updates current entries and expands the overall coverage, adding approximately 200 new articles, expanding from two volumes to four. Examining key themes and topics from within this dynamic and expanding field of psychology, this work offers a truly cross-cultural and global perspective.

Strategic Training and Development

Although assessment centers are effective for identifying employee potential, organizations tend to limit the extent ... Robert M. Guion and Scott Highhouse, Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection (Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2006).

Strategic Training and Development

People are the most important resource for today′s organizations. Organizations must invest in their employees to sustain a competitive advantage and achieve their strategic objectives. Strategic Training and Development translates theory and research into best practices for improving employee knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the workplace. Authors Robyn A. Berkley and David M. Kaplan take a holistic and experiential approach, providing ample practice opportunities for students. A strong focus on technology, ethics, legal issues, diversity and inclusion, and succession helps prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment.

The Public Administration Workbook

More accessible treatments can be found in Mark Cook, Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, 6th ed. (New York: Wiley, 2016) and Scott Highhouse and Dennis Doverspike, Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection, 2nd ed.

The Public Administration Workbook

Public administration is a craft that demands real-world application of concepts and theories often learned in a classroom. Yet many students find it difficult to make the leap from theory to practice completely unaided. The Public Administration Workbook, 8e is specifically designed with the theoretically-grounded, practice-minded student in mind. It reviews scholarship in political science, law, industrial psychology, and the sociology of organizations and then allows students to see how these intellectual fields inform the analytical and managerial tasks that comprise public administration. Where standard public administration textbooks examine the nature of public agencies and explain how bureaucracies relate to other institutions, this workbook promotes a more effective way of learning—by doing—and more directly prepares those who will pursue careers in public agencies. Each chapter begins with a discussion of relevant concepts and scholarship before moving into a hands-on exercise analyzing core analytical and management challenges. This edition includes an all-new exercise on contract negotiation, many international examples interwoven throughout the book, and a fully updated HRM section to reflect alternative ranking and compensation systems. Each chapter is further supported by a detailed Instructor’s Manual written by the author to guide instructors on solutions, explanations, and ideas for using or modifying the exercises to fit a variety of course needs, as well as downloadable datasets and exercises, providing students with a unique opportunity to apply and test classroom concepts outside of the job.

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2012

Essentials of Personnel Selection: Personnel Assessment and Selection. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Hackman, J. R. (1987). The design of work teams. In J.W. Lorsch (Ed.), Handbook of Organizational Behavior (pp. 315–42).

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2012

Continuing the series' tradition of providing scholarly reviews and updates of theory and research, this twenty-seventh volume surveys developments in established areas, such as stress and well-being, consumer behavior, and employee trust, as well as newer topics such as methodological issues in the development and evaluation of multiple regression models, and an examination of the psychological impact of the physical office environment. For advanced students, academics and researchers, as well as professionals, this is the most authoritative and current guide to new developments and established knowledge in the field.

International Human Resource Management

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International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management offers a contemporary and multilayered introduction to international and comparative human resource management for university study. It critically analyses the core issues and emerging trends in the field, with a consistent emphasis on real-world scenarios and concerns. At the macro level, the book examines how IHRM fits within and adapts to the ever-changing environment of international relations and global development. At the firm level, it elucidates the strategic goals served by IHRM, and the processes used to achieve them. At the individual level, the analysis extends beyond the traditional focus on expatriates to encompass the various IHRM actors and their motivations. Each chapter features a case study, a media article, tutorial activities, discussion questions and links to further reading. The book concludes with three extended case studies, each based on a specific region, to help students consolidate their understanding.

Invaluable Knowledge

2. See Lilly M. Berry, Employee Selection (Florence, Ky.: Wadsworth Publishing, 2002); Robert M. Guion and Scott Highhouse, Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection (Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006); Steven Hunt, ...

Invaluable Knowledge

As organizations face a loss of people due to retirement, resignation, or disability, leaders are paying more attention to their talent management strategies, from grooming internal successors to aggressively recruiting from their competitors. The need is most acute in technical and other “knowledge” areas, where the loss of a particular skill set demands an equally focused response. Invaluable Knowledge clarifies the unique (and urgent) issues of attracting, developing, retaining, and transferring the knowledge of IT professionals, engineers, accountants, analysts, and other specialists. The book’s structure follows a typical talent cycle, from identifying recruitment challenges, to hiring and training top talent, to building career development initiatives, and finally, to laying the groundwork for the next generation. Invaluable Knowledge makes an indisputable case for the importance of this specific facet of talent management, and offers practical examples, repeatable processes, and a multitude of specific tips to help any organization’s talent strategists create seamless transitions and maintain critical knowledge functions indefinitely.

The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Essentials of personnel assessment and selection. In R. E. Ployhart, B. Schneider, & N. Schmitt (Eds.), Staffing organizations: Contemporary practice and theory. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Schmitt, N., & Borman, W. C. (Eds.). (1993).

The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Psychologists, researchers, teachers, and students need complete and comprehensive information in the fields of psychology and behavioral science. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Volume Three has been the reference of choice for almost three decades. This indispensable resource is updated and expanded to include much new material. It uniquely and effectively blends psychology and behavioral science. The Fourth Edition features over 1,200 entries; complete coverage of DSM disorders; and a bibliography of over 10,000 citations. Readers will benefit from up-to-date and authoritative coverage of every major area of psychology.

The Routledge Companion to Arts Management

Integrating leadership development and succession planning best practices. Journal of Management Development, 26(3), pp. 239–260. Highhouse, S., Doverspike, D., and Guion, R.M. (2016). Essentials of personnel assessment and selection.

The Routledge Companion to Arts Management

The Routledge Companion to Arts Management contains perspectives from international scholars, educators, consultants, and practitioners sharing opinions, exploring important questions, and raising concerns about the field. The book will stimulate conversations, foster curiosity, and open pathways to different cultural, philosophical, ideological, political, national, and generational insights. Four broad thematic areas are used to organize current topics in the field of arts and culture management. Part I introduces a mixture of perspectives about the history and evolution of the practice and study of arts management, the role of arts managers, and how arts management is being impacted by the digital age. Part II focuses on the dynamics of entrepreneurship, change processes, and leadership practices. Part III includes globally focused topics on cultural policy, cultural rights, and community building. Part IV examines a sampling of topics related to functional activities that are common to arts and culture organizations around the world such as marketing, planning, increasing diversity, hiring, fundraising, and sustainability. This book builds a comprehensive understanding of what arts management can mean in an international context creating an essential resource for students, scholars and reflective practitioners involved at the intersection of business and the arts.

Alternative Validation Strategies

Uniform guidelines on employee selection procedures. Federal Register, 43(166), 38295–38309. Guion, R. M., & Highhouse, S. (2006). Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Alternative Validation Strategies

Alternative Validation Strategies is a groundbreaking compendium of the most current research and practical guidelines for time- and cost-saving alternatives to the traditional test validation strategies associated with selection processes. The “state of the science” strategies outlined in this valuable resource will help employers to evaluate the inferences drawn from their selection procedures while offering practices that meet stringent legal and regulatory requirements.

Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

In N. M. Riccucci (Ed.), Public personnel management: Current concerns, future challenges (4th ed., pp. 70–91). New York: Longman. ... Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources. ... Essentials of personnel assessment and selection.

Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations


Work Across the Lifespan

... impression management perspective on the formation of corporate reputations. Journal of Management, 35(6), 1481À1493. Highhouse, S., Doverspike, D., & Guion, R. M. (2016). Essentials of personnel assessment and selection (2nd ed.).

Work Across the Lifespan

Work Across the Lifespan coalesces theoretical and empirical perspectives on aging and work. This volume examines a collection of human development theories that explain trajectories of change, including patterns of growth, maintenance, and decline across the adult lifespan. At its core, the lifespan perspective assumes a focus on aging as a continuous process of intraindividual change and goal-based self-regulation. In this text, the lifespan perspective serves as a lens for examining the complex relationship between aging and work. Integrating research from the fields of developmental psychology as well as industrial, work, and organizational psychology, this authoritative reference brings together the collective thinking of researchers who study work, careers, organizations, and aging. Summarizes key tenets of lifespan theories Applies lifespan theories to work, organizational life, and careers Examines age and work-related processes Provides an comprehensive lifespan perspective on work and aging Focuses on aging as a continuous intraindividual change process

Leadership in Dangerous Situations

... Getting the Ground Truth from Peer Evaluations,” Special Warfare, November 1, 2006. U.S. Army Special Operations Command, 2009, www.soc.mil. R. M. Guion and S. Highhouse, Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection (Mahwah ...

Leadership in Dangerous Situations

Leadership in Dangerous Situations provides in-depth coverage of the key psychological, social and organization factors that impact individual and organizational effectiveness for First Responders in dangerous environments. Leading scholars discuss how current theories and empirical research provides guidelines to help solve the challenges leaders are likely to face in dangerous contexts. This book is directed to First Responders leaders from the Military, Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Services and Not-for profit agencies working in dangerous areas. The purpose of this book is to assist the First Responders who risk their lives to serve the public, to prepare for the unique challenges of leading and operating in dangerous situations. Dangerous situations are environments where group members must routinely engage in events that place their physical and psychological well-being at risk to accomplish the organization’s objectives. International scholars and practitioners from the military, law enforcement, fire and rescue, teamed together to address the unique challenges facing dangerous context leaders. Each chapter integrates theory and research with practical experience to address the various challenges these leaders will face while operating in dangerous situations. The intent is to provide practitioners an easily understandable guide, backed by scholarly findings, to prepare themselves and their organizations for the unique psychological, social, and physical challenges of leading and operating in dangerous contexts. The blending of theory and empirical research with practical experience clearly illustrates the principles of effective leadership in dangerous contexts Whether one is a young leader preparing for war, a seasoned commander with multiple combat tours, a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team leader, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) supervisor, first line supervisor of a law enforcement patrol unit, or a lieutenant responsible for a shift of firemen, the challenges of leading people in contexts where life and death decisions are common are very similar. The purpose here is to provide the leader with a better understanding of what is required to lead in dangerous contexts. The contributing authors delve into the psychological, social, and physical factors that can impact the ability to lead, the ability of personnel to perform, and the organization’s ability to accomplish the mission. In the end, the leader will take away not only a understanding of how leading in dangerous contexts is different than leading in contexts where lives are not on the line, but also gain a deeper understanding of why it differs, where commonalities occur, and – perhaps more importantly – how to prepare leaders, whether military or civilian to guide their first responder organizations to perform successfully in dangerous situations.