Category: Assessment

Ask Me Online: Benefits of a Web-Based Reference Check Process

You want to hire the best. To get superior employees, your company does its homework on each potential candidate. Unfortunately, calling references isn’t that effective. Phone conversations just don’t provide accurate, consistent data. How can you improve the process? A new survey designed by Cynthia Hedricks and her colleagues may be a step forward in solving the professional reference problem.

When Reading Research Leads to a Brain Full of “What?!” (IO Psychology)

In this recent study, Honkaniemi et al. (2013) set out of explore whether a job applicant’s personality type is associated with his/her reactions – including perceptions of fairness and face validity – to the selection process. Results question whether personality types should be included in models and analyses investigating applicant reactions.

Size Matters in Court? Determinations of Adverse Impact Based on Organization Size (IO Psychology)

Topic: Assessment, Discrimination, HR Policy, Statistics Publication: Journal of Business Psychology (JUN 2012) Article: Unintended consequences of EEO enforcement policies: Being big is worse than being bad Authors: R. Jacobs, K. Murphy, and J. Silva Reviewed By: Megan Leasher   Adverse impact occurs when neutral-appearing employment practices have an unintentional, discriminatory

What are those emerging markets thinking? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, Assessment Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN 2012) Article: Cross-cultural Examination of Applicant Reactions to Selection Methods: United States and Vietnam Authors: Hoang, T.G., Truxillo, D.M., Erdogan, B., and Bauer, T.N. Reviewer: Neil Morelli Over the past several years I-O psychologists have become more interested in

Unproctored Testing: Increasing the Applicant Pool to Combat Concerns with Cheating (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, Evidence Based Management, Assessment Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN 2012) Article: Offsetting Performance Losses Due to Cheating in Unproctored Internet-Based Testing by Increasing the Applicant Pool Authors: Richard N. Landers & Paul R. Sackett Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Unproctored Internet testing (UIT) has been a

A Sequel to the Ring of Fire: How Internal and External Candidates React to Employment Testing (I/O Psychology)

Topic: Assessment, Personality Assessment, Selection Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN 2012) Article: Don’t you know me well enough yet? Comparing reactions of internal and external candidates to employment testing Authors: G. W. Giumetti and E. F. Sinar Reviewed By: Megan Leasher Employment testing is gaining in popularity

Scoring Biodata Measures (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, Assessment Publication: Personnel Psychology (SUMMER 2012) Article: Unlocking the key to biodata scoring: A comparison of empirical, rational, and hybrid approaches at different sample sizes Authors: J. M. Cucina, P. M. Caputo, H. F. Thibodeaux, & C. N. Maclane Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Cucina and his colleagues recently

Team Intimacy and Organizational Interventions: Emphasizing Team Cohesion May be More Effective (IO Psychology)

Topic: Teams, Development Publication: Human Resource Management Review (JUN 2012) Article: Too Close for Comfort? Distinguishing Between Team Intimacy and Team Cohesion Authors: Rosh, L., Offermann, L. R., & Van Diest, R. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Within IO psychology, research on teams has become increasingly important in recent years. As