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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.

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"Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Adrian Furnham have written an interesting and engaging book that focuses on personnel selection. This book would be a valuable resource for student training in industrial/organizational psychology. The overall organization of the book was appropriate.... well organized.... presented clearly and succinctly. The author's enthusiasm for employee selection is evident throughout the book.... Overall, the book provides a wealth of information about selection methods, their psychological foundations, and the research...."
—Peter Hausdorf, University of Guelph, Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521687874
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 344,439
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, Research Fellow at UCL and Visiting Professor at NYU in London. He is a world-wide expert in personality, intelligence and psychometrics and makes frequent media appearances providing psychological expertise on these issues.

Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology at UCL. He is also a consultant on organizational behaviour and management, and a writer and broadcaster. His columns have appeared in management magazines such as Mastering Management and Human Resources, as well as the Financial Times, Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph.

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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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