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Handbook of Employee Selection

2nd Edition

Edited by James L. Farr, Nancy T. Tippins

© 2017 – Routledge

1,005 pages

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About the Book

This second edition of the Handbook of Employee Selection has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current thinking on the state of science and practice in employee selection. In this volume, a diverse group of recognized scholars inside and outside the United States balance theory, research, and practice, often taking a global perspective.

Divided into eight parts, chapters cover issues associated with measurement, such as validity and reliability, as well as practical concerns around the development of appropriate selection procedures and implementation of selection programs. Several chapters discuss the measurement of various constructs commonly used as predictors, and other chapters confront criterion measures that are used in test validation. Additional sections include chapters that focus on ethical and legal concerns and testing for certain types of jobs (e.g., blue collar jobs). The second edition features a new section on technology and employee selection.

The Handbook of Employee Selection, Second Edition provides an indispensable reference for scholars, researchers, graduate students, and professionals in industrial and organizational psychology, human resource management, and related fields.


'It is great to see the new and state-of-the-art edition of James Farr and Nancy Tippins’s Handbook of Employee Selection. This is a ‘must read’ for anybody involved in selection and assessment at work.'Sir Cary Cooper, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester UK, and President of the CIPD

'Jim Farr and Nancy Tippins are the ideal co-editors to provide "The" book on selection/staffing. Jim has spent his academic career studying the science of selection and shaping practice; Nancy has spent her entire career as a scientist who puts into practice the science of staffing. Both individuals are seasoned professionals to whom SIOP, the courts, and practitioners turn to for their expertise in this domain.'Gary Latham, Secretary of State Chair of Organizational Effectiveness, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations of Psychological Measurement and Evaluation Applied to Employee Selection Edited by John P. Campbell and Benjamin Schneider

1. Reliability Dan J. Putka

2. Validation Strategies for Primary Studies Neal Schmitt, John D. Arnold, and Levi Nieminen

3. Validity Considerations in the Design and Implementation of Selection Systems Jerard F. Kehoe and Paul R. Sackett

4. Situational Specificity, Validity Generalization, and the Future of Psychometric Meta-Analysis James M. LeBreton, Jeremy L. Schoen, and Lawrence R. James

5. Strategy, Selection, and Sustained Competitive Advantage Robert E. Ployhart and Jeff A. Weekley

6. Work Analysis Michael T. Brannick, Kenneth Pearlman, and Juan I. Sanchez

Part II: Implementation and Management of Employee Selection Systems in Work Organizations Edited by Jerard F. Kehoe and Robert E. Ployhart

7. Attracting Job Candidates to Organizations Ann Marie Ryan and Tanya Delany

8. Test Administration and the Use of Test Scores W. Johnson and Frederick L. Oswald

9. Managing Sustainable Selection Programs Jerard F. Kehoe, Stefan T. Mol, and Neil R. Anderson

10. The Business Value of Employee Selection Wayne F. Cascio and John C. Scott

Part III: Categories of Individual Difference Constructs for Employee Selection Edited byDavid Chan and Filip Lievens

11. Cognitive Ability: Measurement and Validity for Employee Selection Deniz S. Ones, Stephan Dilchert, Chockalingam Viswesvaran, and Jesús F. Salgado

12. Physical Performance Tests Deborah L. Gebhardt and Todd A. Baker

13. Personality: Its Measurement and Validity for Employee Selection Leaetta Hough and Stephan Dilchert

14. Values, Styles, and Motivational Constructs David Chan

15. Practical Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, and Social Intelligence Filip Lievens and David Chan

Part IV: Decisions in Developing, Selecting, Using, and Evaluating Predictors Edited by Ann Marie Ryan and Neal Schmitt

16. Decisions in the Operational Use of Employee Selection Procedures: Choosing, Evaluating, and Administering Assessment Tools Nancy T. Tippins, Emily C. Solberg, and Neha Singla

17. The Sum of the Parts: Methods of Combining Assessments for Employment Decisions Juliet R. Aiken and Paul J. Hanges

18: Choosing a Psychological Assessment: Reliability, Validity, and More Michael J. Zickar, Jose M. Cortina, and Nathan T. Carter

19. Assessment Feedback Manuel London and Lynn A. McFarland

Part V: Criterion Constructs in Employee Selection Edited by Kevin R. Murphy and Elaine D. Pulakos

20: The Measurement of Task Performance as Criteria in Selection Research Walter C. Borman, Matthew R. Grossman, Rebecca H. Bryant, and Jay Dorio

21: Adaptive and Citizenship-Related Behaviors at Work David W. Dorsey, Jose M. Cortina, Matthew T. Allen, Shonna D. Waters, Jennifer P. Green, and Joseph Luchman

22. New Perspectives on Counterproductive Work Behavior Including Withdrawal Maria Rotundo and Paul E. Spector

23. Defining and Measuring Results of Workplace Behavior Ryan S. O’Leary and Elaine D. Pulakos

24. Employee Work-Related Health, Stress, and Safety Lois E. Tetrick, Pamela L. Perrewé, and Mark Griffin

25. The Deficiency of Our Criteria: Who Defines Performance, Contribution, and Value? Jeanette N. Cleveland, Kevin R. Murphy, and Adrienne Colella

Part VI: Legal and Ethical Issues in Employee Selection Edited by P. Richard Jeanneret and S. Morton McPhail

26. Ethics of Employee Selection Joel Lefkowitz and Rodney L. Lowman

27. Professional Guidelines/Standards P. Richard Jeanneret and Sheldon Zedeck

28. An Updated Sampler of Legal Principles in Employment Selection Arthur Gutman, James L. Outtz, and Eric Dunleavy

29. Updated Perspectives on the International Legal Environment for Selection Winny Shen, Paul R. Sackett, and Colleagues

30. A Consideration of International Differences in the Legal Context of Employment Selection Emilee Tison, Kristen Pryor, Mike Aamodt, and Eric Dunleavy

Part VII: Employee Selection in Specific Organizational Contexts Edited by Rick Jacobs and Douglas H. Reynolds

31. Selection and Classification in the U.S. Military Wayne S. Sellman, Teresa L. Russell, and William J. Strickland

32. Public Sector Employment Rick Jacobs and Donna L. Denning

33. Selection Methods and Desired Outcomes: Improving Entry- and Mid-Level Leadership Performance Through the Use of Assessment Technologies Scott C. Erker, Charles J. Cosentino, and Kevin B. Tamanini

34. Blue-Collar Selection in Private Sector Organizations Robert P. Michel and Shannon Bonner

35. Selection for Service and Sales Jobs John P. Hausknecht and Angela L. Heavey

36. Selection in Multinational Organizations Paula Caligiuri and Karen B. Paul

37. Selection for Team Membership: Complexity, Contingency, and Dynamism across Multiple Levels Susan Mohammed and Alexander S. McKay

38. Selecting Leaders: Executives and High-potentials George C. Thornton, III, Stefanie K. Johnson, and Allan H. Church

Part VIII: Technology and Employee Selection Edited by Walter C. Borman and Michael D. Coovert

39. Technology and Employee Selection: An Overview Douglas H. Reynolds and David N. Dickter

40. Advancing O*NET: Data, Application, and Uses David Rivkin, Christina M. Gregory, Jennifer J. Norton, Denise E. Craven, and Philip Lewis

41. Cybersecurity Issues in Selection David W. Dorsey, Jaclyn Martin, David J. Howard, and Michael D. Coovert

42: Modern Psychometric Theory to Support Personnel Assessment and Selection Stephen Stark, Oleksandr S. Chernyshenko, and Fritz Drasgow

43. Using Big Data to Enhance Staffing: Vast Untapped Resources or Tempting Honeypot? Richard N. Landers, Alexis A. Fink, and Andrew B. Collmus

44. The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Selection Models and Research: Mobile Devices and Gamification as Exemplars Winfred Arthur, Jr., Dennis Doverspike, Ted Kinney, and Matthew O'Connell 

About the Editors

James L. Farr is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is the author or editor of over 85 publications in professional journals and books. He is an elected fellow of SIOP and APA and Past President of SIOP (1996-1997). He was a winner of SIOP’s James McKeen Cattell Award for Research Design (1980) and M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace (1998). In 2001, he was awarded SIOP’s Distinguished Service Award.

Nancy T. Tippins is a Principal Consultant at CEB. She is a Fellow of SIOP, Division 5 of APA, APA, and APS and Past President of SIOP (2000-2001). She is currently Secretary of the SIOP Foundation. In 2004, she was the winner of SIOP’s Distinguished Service Award, and, in 2013, she won SIOP’s Distinguished Professional Contributions Award.

Subject Categories

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