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.
How well can your spouse sing your praises? Well enough to help you get that job you’ve always wanted?
This article discussed the ethical and legal issues surrounding spousal interviews for employment. Ever heard of it? Some companies are choosing to include spousal interviews as a part of their hiring process, especially for sales roles.
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, Personality, Recruiting Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology (MAY 2012) Article: Social Networking Websites: Personality Ratings, and the Organizational Context: More Than Meets the Eye? Authors: D. H. Kluemper, P. A. Rosen, and K. W. Mossholder Reviewed By: Megan Leasher We are used to companies having candidates take
Topic: Selection Publication: Psychology in the Schools (2011) Article: Successful graduate students: The roles of personality traits and emotional intelligence Authors: Patrick M. Grehan, Rosemary Flanagan, & Robert G. Malgady Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. Typically, in graduate school settings, the students have a history of strong academic performance and
Topic: Selection Publication: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2004) Article: Academic performance, career potential, creativity, and job performance: Can one construct predict them all? Authors: Nathan R. Kuncel, Sarah A. Hezlett, & Deniz S. Ones Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. Cognitive ability – typically defined as a collection
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: Selection Publication: Psychological Bulletin (2009) Article: A meta-analysis of the five-factor model of personality and academic performance Authors: Arthur E. Poropat Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. Does a student’s personality affect his or her academic performance? Poropat thinks so, and in investigating correlates of academic performance, he reviewed
Topic: Interviewing, Selection Publication: Journal of Applied Social Psychology Article: Why Are Manhole Covers Round? A Laboratory Study of Reactions to Puzzle Interviews (in press) Authors: Chris W. Wright, Chris J. Sablynski, Todd M. Manson, & Steven Oshiro Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Despite controversy over their effectiveness, interviews remain a
Topic: Selection Publication: Personality and Individual Differences (in press) Article: When IQ is not everything: Intelligence, personality and academic performance at school Authors: Patrick C.L. Heaven & Joseph Ciarrochi Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. Does the most intelligent person get the best grades? One would think that the person