Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Understanding Personnel Assessment chapter 1 1 Chap 1 Assumptions Validation and Its Limitations Theory and Practice chapter 1 2 Chapter 1 Need to demonstrate: Need for HR (ROI)

For talent acquisition and management (focus of this course) A high cost for bad hires! ? High vs. low level positions ? Cf personnel high expensive equipment How would you demonstrate HR value? chapter 1 3 Wise Decisions Each hire is a big commitment for both

The employee and organization (dont make a 30 year mistake!) ? What are the implications for each? Should hiring be based or merit? What does merit mean? chapter 1 How can you assess merit? Or some other reasons? 4 Role of Research in Staffing How did Gideon use self-selection? Can we depend upon dogmatic authority for selection?

Fundamental Assumptions (Freyd, 1923): Human abilities are Not fixed/ not permanent normally distributed and Measureable Stable What are some? Different jobs require different attributes chapter 1

Give some examples 5 Role of Research Steps in traditional validation: Job analysis What is done, what attributes and resources are Criterion (whats to be predicted) What is performance? A Result or behavior? How do you measure performance? Form a predictive hypothesis

chapter 1 Use sales as an example For a sports athlete? 6 Research Select methods of measurement What are the value of tests and inventories? What other methods can be validated? Design the research Purpose is to generalize What does that mean?

Cf multiple hurdle and compensatory e.g.? Collect data Evaluate results validate the predictor chapter 1 7 Research (cont) Validation designs: Using Present employees v. future employees What are these called?

What are the relative advantages of each? Problems with traditional research: N 30 or 300? What role does N play in VG? need for judgment Global for specific assessments chapter 1 whole person =when should this be considered? 8 Theory (academic) and Practice (consultant) Whats the value of theory?

How to reconcile them Client demands v. good practice When do you compromise? How much? clinical judgment v. statistical whats the difference? Which is better? chapter 1 9

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