Robert D. Gatewood Human Resource Selection

ISBN 13: 9780030249235

Human Resource Selection

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9780030249235: Human Resource Selection

This leading text offers an advanced treatment of the technical issues involved in developing and implementing selection programs within organisations. The new edition offers the most thorough coverage of HR selection on the market and is appropriate for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in management and industrial/organisational psychology departments, as well as for corporate HR departments. Features: * Bringing advanced topics to an understandable level, this reader-friendly text is frequently noted for its clear presentation of research findings. * The text's transition of research findings into organization actions applies chapter concepts to real-world practice. * Detailed descriptions explain the steps necessary to identify employee characteristics required for selection and the development of an appropriate selection plan. * With thorough descriptions, the text walks readers through the steps necessary to develop and implement selection instruments. * Integrated throughout are significant legal changes affecting staffing and selection decisions, as well as extensive coverage of work force diversity and international selection issues. New to this edition: * Completely updated, the fourth edition incorporates the most recent research findings available. * Expanded coverage of the selection interview now includes discussions of the validity of structured selection interviews. * New discussions of the validity and possible faking of personality inventories in the selection have also been added. * Increasing the small-business emphasis of the text, many chapters now feature a section that applies chapter concepts specifically to smaller organizations. * Coverage of the effects on selection of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the American With Disabilities Act of 1990 have been updated, reflecting the most current information available.

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Robert D. Gatewood received his Ph.D. in industrial psychology from Purdue University. After accomplishing this, he first worked as a consultant for American Institutes for Research and then joined academia. His first position was as a member of the Department of Management at the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia. As has been indicative of his well planned career, Bob thought that he would stay at Terry for maybe five years because it would only take a few years for a smart person with three liberal arts degrees to get used to business schools and then move on to bigger and better things. Thirty-four years later, he decided that maybe it was time to move on. During these years, Bob climbed the academic ranks from assistant to full professor and pursued an administrative career at Terry as a department chair and associate dean in the College of Business. Bob was also elected to five executive positions, including President, within the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. In 2005, Bob moved to the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University as the Director of the Executive MBA Program. In 2008 he moved to Denver, Colorado when his wife Chris became Dean of the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver. He had the good sense to retire from faculty life at that point. As a consultant, Bob has worked with a number of companies; PPG Industries, Westinghouse, BellSouth, and Ford for example.

Hubert S. Feild earned his Ph.D. in industrial psychology from the University of Georgia. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Management at Auburn University for more than 33 years and is now the Torchmark Professor of Management. His numerous articles have been published in such journals as ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, and PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY. He also has done many projects for companies like SONY, PPG Industries, GE, and AmSouth Bank. A former student athlete, he played baseball at Mississippi State.

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