Handbook of Workplace Assessment Evidence-Based Practices for Selecting and Developing Organizational Talent

ISBN-10: 0470401311
ISBN-13: 9780470401316
Edition: 2010 (Handbook (Instructor's))
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/20/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 912
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

This definitive reference on workplace assessment for HR professionals features comprehensive overviews and best practices for all types of assessments for the selection, development, and development needs of all organizational employee levels. The book covers an unprecedented range of types of assessments and measurement approaches, including quality, abilities and intelligence, personality, background and experience, knowledge and skill, and competencies. Each chapter discusses the business need or market condition that supports the use of an assessment, the appropriate use of each assessment instrument, modes of administration, implementation, managing the assessment program, and instructive case studies.

#60;b#62;Doug Reynolds#60;/b#62;is the Vice President of Assessment Technology for Development Dimensions International (DDI). Doug's work is focused on the design and implementation of new behavioral and psychological assessments used for workforce selection and career development. He has designed and implemented large-scale assessments and tests with many Fortune 500 companies including Bank of America, General Motors, Pfizer, Wal-Mart, and several federal agencies. In the 1990s, Doug designed and developed some of the first Internet-based job application and qualification screening instruments used for large-scale corporate recruiting. More recently, his work has focused on the creation and deployment of Internet-based behavioral simulations used for executive and leadership evaluation. Doug also has served as an expert witness regarding personnel selection practices, and he has published and presented frequently on topics related to the automation of screening and testing for job selection. Prior to joining DDI in 1996, Doug worked for the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) where he conducted and managed personnel research for the military and Federal agencies. Doug received his Ph.D. in 1989 from Colorado State University.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;John Weiner #60;/b#62;is Vice President of Products and Services at PSI Services, LLC, where he is responsible for the strategic direction of PSI's assessment products and services for employee selection and development. Over a 25-year career in the assessment industry, John has led the development and implementation of sound and legally defensible instruments and systems for talent acquisition in hundreds of business and government organizations. He has worked extensively in the design and implementation of automated assessment systems, including the adaptation of cognitive ability and personality measures to online delivery, and integration among component systems. John has written numerous papers and presented frequently at national conferences on a variety of topics related to selection and assessment, including issues in technology-based assessment. He earned an MA in psychometrics in 1981 from California State University, Sacramento.

Figures, Tables, and Exhibits
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Editors
The Contributors
Framework for Organizational Assessment
Individual Differences That Influence Performance and Effectiveness: What Should We Assess?
Indicators of Quality Assessment
General Cognitive Ability
Personality
Assessment of Background and Life Experience: The Past as Prologue
Knowledge and Skill
Physical Performance
Competencies, Job Analysis, and the Next Generation of Modeling
Assessment for Selection, Promotion, and Development
So Where Are the Promised, Practical, and Proven Selection Tools for Managerial Selection and Beyond? A Call to Action
Assessment for Technical Jobs
Assessment for Administrative and Professional Jobs
Assessment for Sales Positions
Assessment for Supervisory and Early Leadership Roles
Executive and Managerial Assessment
The Special Case of Public Sector Police and Fire Selection
Strategic Assessment Programs
The Role of Assessment in Succession Management
Assessing the Potential of Individuals: The Prediction of Future Behavior
Assessment for Organizational Change: Mergers, Restructuring, and Downsizing
Global Applications of Assessment
Advances, Trends, and Issues
Advances in Technology-Facilitated Assessment
The Legal Environment for Assessment
Validation Strategies
Addressing the Flaws in Our Assessment Decisions
Strategic Evaluation of the Workplace Assessment Program
Final Thoughts on the Selection and Assessment Field
Appendix: Example Assessments Designed for Workplace Application
Name Index
Subject Index

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