Category: Assessment

Does It Pay to Measure Emotional Intelligence During Selection?

Topic: Assessment, Emotional Intelligence, Staffi
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (MAR 2010)
Article: Emotional intelligence in selection contexts: Measurement method, criterion-related validity, and vulnerability to response distortion
Authors: N.D. Christiansen, J.E. Janovics, and B.P. Siers
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Everything You Need to Know about Situational Judgement Tests

Topic: Assessment, Staffing Publication: Human Resource Management Review (SEP 2009) Article: Situational judgment tests: An overview of current research Authors: Whetzel, D. L., & McDaniel, M.A. Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs): you may have heard of them, may have used them, may have taken them, and may

Slamming the Door on Performance Reviews

Topic: Assessment, Organizational Performance, Performance Appraisal Publication: Wall Street journal Article: Get rid of the performance review.  Author: S.A. Culbert Feature by: Benjamin Granger Annual pay and performance reviews are rarely fun (We can all attest to that!).  But it remains a common practice in many organizations.  Surely there’s a good reason why we

Tell Us what You Really Think…About Letters of Recommendation

Topic: Assessment, Selection Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment Article: Letters of recommendation: Controversy and consensus from expert perspectives. Author: J.M. Nicklin, S.G. Roch Featured by: Benjamin Granger Despite the widespread use of letters of recommendation (LORs), there is some evidence in the research  literature that LORs are unreliable and invalid for selecting employees. In an attempt to develop some 

Situational Judgment Tests and the Impact of Elaboration

Topic: Assessment, Selection Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment Article: Impact of elaboration on responding to situational judgment test items. Author: F. Lievens, H. Peeters Featured by: Benjamin Granger Several questions can and should be asked of the tools organizations use for employee selection.  For example, does the specific tool create adverse impact? Does it really

What Practitioners Need to Know about Personality Testing

Topic: Assessment, Personality, Selection Publication: Industrial and Organizational Psychology Article: Personality testing and Industrial Organizational Psychology: A productive exchange and some future directions. Blogger: Benjamin Granger In an overview of the current state of personality testing in organizations, Oswald and Hough (2008)  take on several perspectives and present some important ideas for research and practice in the

A limp handshake = no follow up calls

Topic: Assessment, Personality Publication:  Journal of Applied Psychology Article: Exploring the Handshake in Employment Interviews. Blogger: Rob Stilson Stewart, Dustin, Barrick, & Darnold (2008) looked at the relationship between a person’s handshake  and the outcomes of an interview. They also looked at what information is conveyed with a handshake.  They were mainly concerned with what a person’s

AC/DC (Assessment Centers Do Count!)

Topic: Assessment Publication:  Journal of Applied Psychology Article: Further Evidence for the Validity of Assessment Center Dimensions: A Meta-Analysis of the Incremental Criterion-Related Validity of Dimension Ratings Blogger: Rob Stilson Here I go again with a psychometrically heavy article, but I encourage you to stick it out with me as I guide you through the statistical minefield because there are some applicable findings at the end. First, a little bit of history. Assessment Centers (ACs) are

The Intuition Strikes Back

Topic: Assessment, Selection, Staffing Publication: Industrial and Org. Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice Article:  Stubborn reliance on human nature in employee selection: statistical decision aids are evolutionarily novel. Blogger: Benjamin Granger In a previous blog titled “Intuition vs. Science: The Battle Rages On!”, I wrote on Highhouse’s (2008) article which called attention to the disparity between

Intuition vs. Science: The Battle Rages On!

Topic: Assessment, Selection, Staffing Publication: Industrial and Org. Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice Article: Stubborn reliance on intuition and subjectivity in employee selection. Blogger: Benjamin Granger How do typical organizations make hiring decisions? More specifically, do employers tend to prefer selection decision aids supported by research, or do they tend to prefer the use