Personnel Selection Effectiveness

In the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, the American Educational Research Association (1999) denotes five forms of evidence for use in evaluating a selection procedure for a specific application: (a) relationships between predictor scores and other variables (e.g., test–criterion relationships), (b) content, (c) internal test structure, (d) response processes, and (e) testing consequences. Industrial/Organizational (I/O) practitioners need to be mindful of these considerations in test development and in choosing standardized tests for employee selection.

Effective personnel selection processes entail systematically implementing assessments to evaluate job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs), and personality traits (Arabian, 2008). Establishing job requirements provides a firm foundation for selection, and it facilitates identifying appropriate assessments to cover all dimensions of a given job and the results of performing that job (outcomes). Consequently, an effective selection process should include a variety of assessments measuring different aspects of a candidate with the ultimate goal of providing as full and accurate an assessment of as many job dimensions as possible (Arabian, 2008). Consider the assessments that you encountered before you were hired at a recent job. Do you believe they were effective in capturing the multiple dimensions of that job? If outcomes were included, do you think they were necessary?

Postan explanation of what process should be used to determine the effectiveness of personnel selection effectiveness. Then, provide your position on whether multiple outcomes should be used in personnel selection. Provide concrete examples and citations from the Learning Resources and current literature to support your post.

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