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Personnel Selection

Personnel Selection
A Theoretical Approach

  • Neal Schmitt - Michigan State University, USA
  • David Chan - Singapore Management University, Singapore, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

October 1998 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
'No doubt HRM faculty should read this text. ...there is undoubtedly erudition and insight contained within the pages. [of this book]' - Gerald Vinten, Southampton Business School, British Academy of Management News

This comprehensive, state-of-the-art look at the field of personnel selection emphasizes the role of theory in personnel selection research, an area of organizational science that is often characterized as lacking theoretical bases. Traditional topics, such as job analysis, performance measurement, the measurement of individual difference characteristics, the design of validation research and the evaluation of validation data, are covered.

Personnel Selection Research
Importance, Research Designs and Examples

Developing Theories of KSAO-Performance Relationships
The Role of Job Analysis

The Nature of Work
Performance and Its Measurement

General Theories of Human Characteristics and KSAO-Performance Relationships
The Measurement of Job-Related Characteristics
Estimating KSAO-Performance Relationships
Implementation and Use of Theory-Based Research
The Changing Nature of Work and Implications for Research on KSAO-Performance Relationships
Programmatic Research and Theory Development
The Future


". . . contains an abundant supply of ideas for those who specialize in research, and has much to offer the practitioner also." 

Robert Fitzpatrick
Personnel Psychology

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