The Psychology of Personnel Selection

The Psychology of Personnel Selection

by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Adrian Furnham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052168787X

ISBN-13: 9780521687874

Pub. Date: 01/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This engaging and thought-provoking text introduces the main techniques, theories, research and debates in personnel selection, helping students and practitioners to identify the major predictors of job performance as well as the most suitable methods for assessing them.

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Adrian Furnham provide a comprehensive, critical and up-to-date

Overview

This engaging and thought-provoking text introduces the main techniques, theories, research and debates in personnel selection, helping students and practitioners to identify the major predictors of job performance as well as the most suitable methods for assessing them.

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Adrian Furnham provide a comprehensive, critical and up-to-date review of the constructs we use in assessing people - intelligence, personality, creativity, leadership and talent - and explore how these help us to predict differences in individuals' performance. Covering selection techniques such as interviews, references, biographical data, judgement tests and academic performance, The Psychology of Personnel Selection provides a lively discussion of both the theory behind the use of such techniques and the evidence for their usefulness and validity.

The Psychology of Personnel Selection is essential reading for students of psychology, business studies, management and human resources, as well as for anyone involved in selection and assessment at work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521687874
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of boxes viii

List of figures ix

List of tables xiii

Prologue and acknowledgements xv

Part 1 Methods of personnel selection 1

1 Early, unscientific methods 3

2 The interview 30

3 Letters of recommendation 52

4 Biodata 62

5 Situational judgement tests and GPA 75

Part 2 Constructs for personnel selection 93

6 General mental ability 95

7 Personality traits 124

8 Creativity 175

9 Leadership 191

10 Talent 216

References 235

Index 278

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