What’s wrong with the Big Five Personality Factors? Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Neuroticism – for years these broad measures have been used in hiring selection. But are they too broad? It’s possible that more specific measures that directly relate to position requirements could be better indicators of job success.
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.
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.
Have you ever taken a personality test as part of a hiring process and found your mind wandering? Where did it go? Did you wonder how to best answer the questions to secure the job? Or did you ponder why puppies are just so damn cute? Or why the Flock
Topic: Selection, Assessment Publication: Human Performance (2009) Article: Not much more than g? An examination of the impact of intelligence on NFL performance Authors: B.D. Lyons, B.J. Hoffman, & J.W. Michel Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. In most work, intelligence is a key a predictor of job performance. But
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
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
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
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