This updated edition covers the latest research on selection methods. All of the major methods are reviewed: interview, references and ratings, biodata, ability tests, personality assessments, assessment centres and miscellaneous methods such as work samples, in-tray tests, tests of physical strength and others. Technical issues of validity and criteria are also fully covered, as is the role of the law in selection. Finally, the author discusses in detail the latest developments in the field.
The Value of Good Employees: The Best is Twice as Good as the Worst; Old and New Selection Methods: We've Always Done it This Way; Job Description and Job Analysis: If You Don't Know Where You're Going, You'll End up Somewhere Else; The Interview: I Know One When I See One; References and Ratings: The Eye of the Beholder; Weighted Applications Blanks and Biodata: Did You Ever Build a Model Airplane That Flew?; Tests of Mental Ability: We Know Much Less Than We Have Proven; Tests of Personality: Total Awareness of Bottom Line Vitality; Assessment Centres: Does Your Face Fit?; Work Samples and Other Methods: Education, Physique and Self-ratings; Validity and Criteria of Productivity: We Don't Know What We're Doing, But We're Doing it Very Carefully; Minorities, Fairness and the Law: Getting the Numbers Right; The Value of Good Selection: Calculating the Cost of Smugness.