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Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Assessment

Contemporary Issues for Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Ioannis Nikolaou, Janneke K. Oostrom

Psychology Press

252 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Personnel selection is changing. Whilst traditional face-to-face interviews are still common, the range of assessment processes that inform the selection of candidates is increasingly diverse, taking advantage not only of new technologies, but also using new methods and strategies, such as assessment centres and personality testing. This new collection looks at the most important contemporary issues in recruitment, selection and assessment today, highlighting the latest research from the perspective of both recruiter and applicant.

The book is written by an international range of prominent scholars in this area, and provides up-to-date analysis of key topic areas, including:

  • How measurements of intelligence can impact on recruitment policies
  • The use and value of personality tests
  • An analysis of social interaction in the interview process
  • The value and impact of video resumes in recruitment
  • How social networks affect how applicants are perceived
  • Job analysis and competencies modelling

Part of the Current Issues in Work & Organizational Psychology series, this is an important book that shines a light on the latest theory and practice in employee recruitment. It will interest not only students and researchers of Organizational Psychology, HRM and Business and Management, but will also engage professionals in the field.


'This groundbreaking book brings together a team of international experts to provide cutting-edge knowledge on recruitment, selection and assessment. Its focus on dynamic topics, new innovations, and current research developments provides an energizing and thought-provoking perspective on the field. An invaluable resource for academics, practitioners and students alike'. - Julie M. McCarthy, Department of Management, University of Toronto, Canada

Table of Contents

Introduction Ioannis Nikolaou and Janneke K. Oostrom Part A: Job Analysis and Recruitment 1. Work Analysis for Personnel Selection, Antonio León García-Izquierdo, Luis Díaz Vilela, and Silvia Moscoso 2. Recruitment Processes and Organizational Attraction, Derek S. Chapman and David Mayers Part B: The Applicants’ Perspective 3. Video Résumés Portrayed: Findings and Challenges, Annemarie M. F. Hiemstra and Eva Derous 4. Social networking websites and personnel selection: A call for academic research, Donald H. Kluemper, H. Kristl Davison, Xiaoyun Cao and Bingqing Wu 5. Applicant Reactions to Selection Methods: An Overview of Recent Research and Suggestions for the Future, Ioannis Nikolaou Talya N. Bauer & Donald M. Truxillo Part C: Advances in Predictors’ Research 6: New Developments in Intelligence Theory and Assessment: Implications for Personnel Selection, Charles Scherbaum, Harold Goldstein, Rachel Ryan, Paul Agnello, Ken Yusko, and Paul Hanges 7: Personality testing in personnel selection: Love it? Leave it? Understand it! Janina Diekmann, and Cornelius J. König 8: Trends in Testing: Highlights of a Global Survey, Ann Marie Ryan, Ilke Inceoglu, Dave Bartram, Juliya Golubovich, James Grand, Matthew Reeder, Eva Derous, Ioannis Nikolaou, and Xiang Yao 9. Beyond validity: Shedding light on the social situation in employment interviews, Klaus G. Melchers Pia V. Ingold, Annika Wilhelmy, and Martin Kleinmann 10. Situational Judgment Testing: A Review and Some New Developments, Janneke K. Oostrom Britt De Soete, and Filip Lievens 11. Assessment Centres: The Latest Developments on Construct Validity, Deon Meiring, Jurgen Becker, Suzanne Gericke and Nadia Louw Part D: The Criterion Domain 12. Selecting for Innovation: Methods of Assessment and the Criterion Problem, Kristina Potočnik, Neil Anderson, Felisa Latorre 13. Typical and maximum performance, Ute-Christine Klehe, Jessica Grazi, Tusharika Mukherjee, and Justus Liebig

About the Editors

Ioannis Nikolaou is an Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour at Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece

Janneke Oostrom is an Assistant Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology at the VU University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

About the Series

Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology

Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology is a series of edited books that reflect the state-of-the-art areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of employees, workplaces and organizations. 

Each volume is tightly focused on a particular topic and consists of seven to ten chapters contributed by international experts. The editors of individual volumes are leading figures in their areas and provide an introductory overview.

Example topics include: digital media at work, work and the family, workaholism, modern job design, positive occupational health and individualised deals.

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, President of the CIPD, President of the British Academy of Management, President of RELATE, and President of the Institute of Welfare. He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of only a few UK Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational Psychology