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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555424756
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: Management Series
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 546
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
The Authors
Pt. 1 Expanding the Paradigm of Personnel Selection
1 An Exploration of the Job Analysis-Content Validity Process 3
2 A Theory of Performance 35
3 Expanding the Criterion Domain to Include Elements of Contextual Performance 71
4 Predictor Constructs and Their Measurement 99
5 Cognitive and Behavioral Processes in the Selection Interview 135
6 Fairness in Selection: Current Developments and Perspectives 171
7 Computerized Psychological Testing: Impacts on Measuring Predictor Constructs and Future Job Behavior 203
8 Who's Selecting Whom? Effects of Selection Practices on Applicant Attitudes and Behavior 240
9 The Concept of Validity 275
10 Assessing the Utility of Selection Decisions: Theoretical and Practical Considerations 310
11 Selection Out: Firings, Layoffs, and Retirement 341
12 Personnel Selection in the Future: The Impact of Changing Demographics and the Nature of Work 385
13 Selection in Small N Settings 418
14 Staffing as Strategy 448
Pt. 2 Commentaries
15 The Need for Change: Six Persistent Themes 481
16 Personnel Psychology at the Cutting Edge 497
Name Index 517
Subject Index 533
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