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Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Assessment Contemporary Issues for Theory and Practice

Edited By Ioannis Nikolaou, Janneke K. Oostrom Copyright 2015
    264 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    264 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

    264 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Psychology Press

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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.

    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


    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

    '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