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Personnel Selection By Mark Cook

Personnel Selection
by Mark Cook

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The selection of personnel for recruitment, training and promotion depends on the needs of the organisation and the assessment of the individual candidates. This book deals with psychological processes and methods for the assessment of personnel abilities and qualities, and also with the social and organisational issues related to selection.
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Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People by Mark Cook

Popular with students, academics and professionals alike, this is the fourth edition of "Personnel Selection". A thoughtful, entertaining and comprehensive text, this edition has been thoroughly revised to focus on the key issues and the latest research in this rapidly developing field. The features of the fourth edition include: The use of the internet in job application, recruitment and assessment; How job analysis is changing to meet changing concepts of the nature of work, leading to an increasing emphasis on broader abilities and dispositions; The big five model in personality: new measures, new reviews of selection research, links to job analysis, the use of broad factors vs. more specific facets; The problem of faking in personality questionnaires: its extent and its impact on selection decisions; The effectiveness of teams (as opposed to individuals) in terms of personality and ability; Adverse impact in selection, especially education, interview, biodata, assessment centres, personality tests, honesty tests. This book is essential reading for students and professionals in occupational psychology and HR who are interested in relating research to the real world practice of personnel selection.

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About Mark Cook

Mark Cook is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist at the Centre for Occupational Research, in Swansea and London. He has 25 years of experience in selection, appraisal and related training

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition.Preface to the fourth edition.1. Old and new selection methods We've always done it this way.2. Job description and job analysis If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else.3. The interview I know one when I see one.4. References and ratings The eye of the beholder.5. Weighted application blanks and biodata How old were you when you learned to swim?6. Tests of mental ability ' of paralysing stupidity...'7. Personality tests Total awareness of bottom-line vitality.8. Assessment centers Does your face fit?9. Work samples and other methods Education, work samples, physique, in trays, T & E ratings, drug use testing and self-ratings.10. Validity How do you know it works?11. Criteria of productivity We don't know what we're doing, but we're doing it very carefully.12. Minorities, fairness and the law Getting the numbers right.13. The value of good employees The best is twice as good as the worst.14. Conclusions Calculating the cost of smugness.References.Index.

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Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People by Mark Cook
Mark Cook
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