Category: Staffing

The Pearls and Perils of Work Sample Exams

Topic: Assessment, Staffing
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN 2010)
Article: Work sample exams and gender adverse impact potential: The influence of self-concept, social skills, and written skills
Authors: P.L. Roth, M.A. Buster, and J. Barnes-Farrell
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

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

Balancing on the Tightrope of Ideal Turnover

Topic: Staffing, Turnover Publication: Academy of Management Journal (APR 2009) Article: Searching for the optimal level of employee turnover: A study of a large U.K. retail organization Authors: W.S. Siebert, N. Zubanov Reviewed by: Katie Bachman There are two ways to think about turnover. Some will tell you that turnover is bad

Wanted: Company that is Well-Endowed, Reputable, and Ethical

Topic: Diversity, Recruiting, Staffing Publication: Journal of Business Ethics Article: Social desirability response bias, gender, and factors influencing organizational commitment: An international study. Author: R.A. Bernardi, S.T. Guptill Featured by: Lit Digger Given today’s economy, job openings are drying up. However, for those companies that DO have open positions to fill, recruiters may still find it valuable to emphasize

Putting Your Prettiest Foot Forward: The Role of Attractiveness in Selection

Topic: Assessment, Staffing Publication:  International Journal of Selection and Assessment Article: Beauty revisited: The impact of attractiveness, ability, and personality in the assessment of employment suitability. Author: M.J. Tews, K. Stafford, J. Zhu Featured by:  Benjamin Granger Like it or not, physical attractiveness plays a role in determining certain workplace outcomes. For example, physically attractive employees (1) are often perceived to be higher

Problems with and Alternatives to Realistic Job Previews (RJPs)

Topic: Recruiting, Staffing Publication: Human Resource Management Article: Realistic recruitment practices in organizations: The potential benefits of generalized expectancy calibration Author: B.J. Morse, P.M. Popovich Featured by: Benjamin Granger Realistic Job Previews (RJPs) are commonly employed by organizations and are intended to provide recruits/job applicants with realistic (both positive and some negative) information about the job/organization. Ideally, RJPs should

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