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Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, 3rd Edition

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Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, 3rd Edition

Mark Cook

ISBN: 978-0-470-86025-0 June 1998 366 Pages

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Effective selection of personnel for recruitment, training and promotion must satisfy an organization's particular needs and goals. This completely up-to-date revision of the classic professional resource helps to identify these needs and goals from the beginning so that personnel selection may be successful and productive. The author deals with psychological processes, specific methods for the assessment of personnel abilities and qualities, and with the social and organizational issues related to selection.
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 Application Blanks and Biodata: "How Old Were You When You Learned to Swim?" Tests of Mental Ability: "Information From Behind the Wall of Ignorance and Censorship?" Personality Tests: "Total Awareness of Bottom Line Vitality".

Assessment Centres: "Does Your Face Fit?" Work Samples and Other Methods: "Education, Work Samples, Physique and Self-Ratings." Validity: "How Do You Know It Works?" Criteria of Productivity: "We Don't Know What We're Doing, But We're Doing It Very Carefully and Hope You are Pleased with Our Unintelligent Diligence." Minorities, "Fairness" and the Law: "Getting the Numbers Right." The Value of Good Employees: "The Best is Twice as Good as the Worst." Conclusions: "Calculating the Cost of Smugness." References.

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