The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection

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Employee selection remains an integral role of industrial/organizational psychology. Modern demands on organizations have required adaptations on the part of those responsible for selection programs, and researchers in evaluating the impact of these adaptations as well as their implications for how we view human potential. Many of these developments (web-based assessments, social networking, globalization of organizations, for example) determine in great part the content and focus of many of the chapters in this book. The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection 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 the volume 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.

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"Consistent with the aspirations for the Oxford Handbook Library, this volume would be useful to a diverse audience, including graduate students, instructors, researchers,
practitioners, or those involved in shaping or challenging public policy when it comes to personnel selection and assessment. As such, The Oxford Handbook of Personnel
Assessment and Selection is a fine competitor to work previously available." — Richard Klimoski, PsycCRITIQUES
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199732579
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/29/2012
  • Series: Oxford Library of Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 992
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Neal Schmitt, Ph.D., is University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Michigan State University.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction and Overview

1. Conceptual Outline of the Handbook of Assessment and Selection
Neal Schmitt

Part Two: Historical and Social Context of Selection and the Nature of Individual Differences

2. A History of Personnel Selection and Assessment
Andrew J. Vinchur and Laura L. Koppes Bryan

3. Individual Differences
Kevin R. Murphy

4. The Social and Organizational Context of Personnel Selection
Robert E. Ployhart and Benjamin Schneider

5. Employee Recruitment: Current Knowledge and Suggestions for Future Research
James A. Breaugh

Part Three: Research Strategies

6. The Concept of Validity and the Process of Validation
Paul R. Sackett, Dan J. Putka, and Rodney A. McCloy

7. Job Analysis for KSAOs, Predictor Measures, and Performance Outcomes
Michael T. Brannick, Adrienne Cadle, and Edward L. Levine

8. Organizational Strategy and Staffing
John P. Hausknecht and Patrick M. Wright

9. Meta-Analysis as a Validity Summary Tool
George C. Banks and Michael A. McDaniel

Part Four: Individual Difference Construct

10. Cognitive Abilities
Deniz S. Ones, Stephan Dilchert, and Chockalingam Viswesvaran

11. Nature and Use of Personality in Selection
Murray R. Barrick and Michael K. Mount

12. Person-Environment Fit in the Selection Process
Cheri Ostroff and Yujie Zhan

13. The Assessment of Physical Capabilities in the Workplace
Todd A. Baker and Deborah L. Gebhardt

14. Using Composite Predictors in Personnel Selection
Kate Hattrup

Part Five: Measures of Predictor Construct

15. The Selection Interview from the Interviewer and Applicant Perspectives: Can't Have One without the Other
Robert L. Dipboye, Therese Macan, and Comila Shahani-Denning

16. Background Data: Use of Experiential Knowledge in Personnel Selection
Michael D. Mumford, Jamie D. Barrett, and Kimberly S. Hester

17. Simulations
Filip Lievens and Britt De Soete

18. Individual Psychological Assessment
S. Morton McPhail and P. Richard Jeanneret

19. Self-Reports For Employee Selection
Paul E. Spector

20. Predictive Bias in Work and Educational Settings
Nathan R. Kuncel and David M. Klieger

21. Web-Based Assessments
John C. Scott and Daniel V. Lezotte

Part Six: Performance and Outcomes Assessment

22. Supervisory Performance Ratings
David J. Woehr and Sylvia Roch

23. The Use of Objective Measures as Criteria in I/O Psychology
Walter C. Borman and Tiffany N. Smith

24. A Review of Citizenship and Counterproductive Behaviors in Organizational Decision-Making
Brian J. Hoffman and Stephan Dilchert

25. Assessment of Voluntary Turnover in Organizations: Answering the Questions of Why, Who, and How Much
Sang Eun Woo and Carl P. Maertz Jr.

26. Adaptive Performance and Trainability as Criteria in Selection Research
Elaine D. Pulakos, Rose A. Mueller-Hanson, and Johnathan K. Nelson

27. Occupational Safety
J. Craig Wallace, Jeffrey B. Paul, Ronald S. Landis, and Stephen J. Vodanovich

Part Seven: Societal and Organizational Constraints on Selection

28. Applicant Reactions to Testing and Selection
Stephen W. Gilliland and Dirk D. Steiner

29. Multilevel Selection and the Paradox of Sustained Competitive Advantage
Robert E. Ployhart

30. Legal Constraints on Personnel Selection Decisions
Arthur Gutman

31. Time in Personnel Selection
Margaret E. Beier and Phillip L. Ackerman

32. Personnel Selection across the Globe
Dirk D. Steiner

33. Employee Value: Combining Utility Analysis with Strategic Human Resource Management Research to Yield Strong Theory
Michael C. Sturman

34. "Retooling" Evidence-Based Staffing: Extending the Validation Paradigm Using Management Mental Models
John W. Boudreau

35. Workplace Diversity
Ann Marie Ryan and Charlotte Powers

36. Team Selection
Frederick P. Morgeson, Stephen E. Humphrey, and Matthew C. Reeder

37. Selection Out: How Firms Choose Workers to Lay Off
Daniel C. Feldman and Thomas W.H. Ng

38. Contingent Workers: Who Are They and How Can We Select Them for Success?
Talya N. Bauer, Donald M. Truxillo, Layla R. Mansfield, and Berrin Erdogan

Part Eight: Implementation and Sustainability of Selection Systems

39. Implementation Issues in Employee Selection Testing
Nancy T. Tippins

40. The Life Cycle of Successful Selection Programs
Jerard Kehoe, Steven Brown, and Calvin Hoffman

Part Nine: Conclusion and Future Directions

41. Theoretical and Practical Issues: Research Needs
Neal Schmitt and Catherine Ott-Holland

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