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Personal Selection Adding Value Through People Third Edition


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ISBN 10: 0471981583 / ISBN 13: 9780471981589
Published by Wiley, 2001
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Title: Personal Selection Adding Value Through ...

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 2001

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Effective selection of personnel for recruitment, training and promotion must satisfy an organization's particular needs and goals. This completely up-to-date revision of the classic professional resource helps to identify these needs and goals from the beginning so that personnel selection may be successful and productive. The author deals with psychological processes, specific methods for the assessment of personnel abilities and qualities, and with the social and organizational issues related to selection.

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Professionals, academics and students have welcomed previous editions of this book as a thoughtful, entertaining and comprehensive text which relates research and evidence-based knowledge to the real-world practice of personnel selection. This latest edition reviews and summarises the latest knowledge in the field, and focuses on the key issues which are driving research and practice. Every chapter has been revised and rewritten. The author?s excellent contacts with the leading authorities worldwide has enabled him to reflect work in progress as well as the published research in this rapidly developing field. Features of this new edition include:

  • Latest developments in meta-analysis, validity generalisation and utility analysis
  • A summary of data on validity and utility of different methods
  • In-depth coverage of work performance criteria, and personality inventories
  • Discussion of ?fair? employment and legal issues
  • Thorough review of developments in research and practice in North America, Britain and Europe (including French, German and Spanish journals)
Psychologists and other Human Resource specialists will value the insight and knowledge that this book brings to the process of adding value to organisational activity through good selection and human resource practices.

From reviews of the second edition: "This book is the perfect primer for the practitioner who needs to review his/her knowledge of selection techniques, and get up to date with the latest knowledge as well ? suitable for basic reference as well as sustained reading." International Journal of Career Management "Cook writes in a sensible, economic yet clear manner and covers the field comprehensively as well as entertainingly. The first edition was excellent, and this is even better." Personality and Individual Differences

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