Staffing Organizations Contemporary Practice and Theory

ISBN-10: 0805855807

ISBN-13: 9780805855807

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

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Showing how to choose, develop, and administer effective staffing procedures, including conducting job analyses, measuring job performance, & identifying predictors of performance that are valid and legally defensible, this book explains how organizations can gain a competitive advantage.
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List price: $79.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 11/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

#60;b#62;SHORT AUTHOR BIOS (TO BE PUT ON BACK OF BOOK):#60;/b#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;William H. Macey#60;/b#62; is CEO of Valtera and has 30 years of experience consulting with organizations to design and implement survey research programs. He is a Fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS and is a SIOP past president. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Benjamin Schneider#60;/b#62; is Senior Research Fellow at Valtera and Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Karen M. Barbera#60;/b#62; is a Managing Principal at Valtera Corporation, responsible for overseeing the practice group focused on employee engagement surveys and organizational diagnostics. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Scott A. Young#60;/b#62; is a Managing Consultant at Valtera Corporation, where he consults with the firm's organizational survey clients on content development and measurement, reporting and interpretation of results, research, and action planning.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;FULL AUTHOR BIOS (TO BE INCLUDED INSIDE THE BOOK):#60;/b#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;William H. Macey#60;/b#62; is CEO of Valtera and has 30 years of experience consulting with organizations to design and implement survey research programs. He has served as an advisor to the Mayflower Group since 1992 and is the co-author of several recent publications on employee engagement. He is a Fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS and is a SIOP past president. He received his Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 1975.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Benjamin Schneider#60;/b#62; is Senior Research Fellow at Valtera and Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland. He has won Distinguished Scientific Contributions Awards both in Psychology and Marketing, he has published 9 books and more than 140 journal articles and book chapters. He has also consulted widely with many Fortune 100 companies especially on issues concerning organizational service climate and employee engagement, and the way these link to customer satisfaction and financial success.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Karen M. Barbera#60;/b#62; is a Managing Principal at Valtera Corporation, responsible for overseeing the practice group focused on employee engagement surveys and organizational diagnostics. She consults with numerous Fortune 100 level companies on the design, execution, and use of employee surveys to drive organizational improvement efforts, including the delivery of C-suite presentations of results. She is also the principal author of Valtera's feedback and action planning programs. She received the Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Bowling Green State University.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Scott A. Young#60;/b#62; is a Managing Consultant at Valtera Corporation. He consults with the firm's organizational survey clients on content development and measurement, reporting and interpretation of results, research, and action planning. In addition, he has consulted with clients on multi-rater feedback and employee selection, and oversees the development of Valtera's proprietary employee survey normative data and research. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Northern Illinois University.#60;b#62;SHORT AUTHOR BIOS (TO BE PUT ON BACK OF BOOK):#60;/b#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;William H. Macey#60;/b#62; is CEO of Valtera and has 30 years of experience consulting with organizations to design and implement survey research programs. He is a Fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS and is a SIOP past president. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Benjamin Schneider#60;/b#62; is Senior Research Fellow at Valtera and Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Karen M. Barbera#60;/b#62; is a Managing Principal at Valtera Corporation, responsible for overseeing the practice group focused on employee engagement surveys and organizational diagnostics. #60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Scott A. Young#60;/b#62; is a Managing Consultant at Valtera Corporation, where he consults with the firm's organizational survey clients on content development and measurement, reporting and interpretation of results, research, and action planning.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;FULL AUTHOR BIOS (TO BE INCLUDED INSIDE THE BOOK):#60;/b#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;William H. Macey#60;/b#62; is CEO of Valtera and has 30 years of experience consulting with organizations to design and implement survey research programs. He has served as an advisor to the Mayflower Group since 1992 and is the co-author of several recent publications on employee engagement. He is a Fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS and is a SIOP past president. He received his Ph.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 1975.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Benjamin Schneider#60;/b#62; is Senior Research Fellow at Valtera and Professor Emeritus of the University of Maryland. He has won Distinguished Scientific Contributions Awards both in Psychology and Marketing, he has published 9 books and more than 140 journal articles and book chapters. He has also consulted widely with many Fortune 100 companies especially on issues concerning organizational service climate and employee engagement, and the way these link to customer satisfaction and financial success.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Karen M. Barbera#60;/b#62; is a Managing Principal at Valtera Corporation, responsible for overseeing the practice group focused on employee engagement surveys and organizational diagnostics. She consults with numerous Fortune 100 level companies on the design, execution, and use of employee surveys to drive organizational improvement efforts, including the delivery of C-suite presentations of results. She is also the principal author of Valtera's feedback and action planning programs. She received the Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Bowling Green State University.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Scott A. Young#60;/b#62; is a Managing Consultant at Valtera Corporation. He consults with the firm's organizational survey clients on content development and measurement, reporting and interpretation of results, research, and action planning. In addition, he has consulted with clients on multi-rater feedback and employee selection, and oversees the development of Valtera's proprietary employee survey normative data and research. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from Northern Illinois University.

http://psychology.msu.edu/people/faculty/schmitt.htm

Series Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Aims of the Chapter
Staffing Organizations Defined
A Focus on the Changing Nature of Work
A Focus on Individual Differences
A Focus on the Work and Work Environment
A Focus on How Staffing Contributes to Organizational Effectiveness
A Focus on the Influence of Federal Employment Legislation and Court Cases
Summary
Measurement Concepts and Data Analytic Tools
Background
Aims of the Chapter
Nature of Measurement
Manifest and Latent Variables
Summarizing Measurements of Individual Differences
Covariation
The Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient (r)
Predictions Based on Correlation
Predictions Using Multiple Predictors
Reliability
Validity
Moderated Regression
Structural Equation Modeling
Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Item Response Theory
Summary
Job Analysis
Aims of the Chapter
Job Analysis is the Foundation of Staffing
The Larger Environment
Historical Perspectives on Job Analysis
Modern Perspectives on Jobs and Job Specifications
Current Challenges for Job Analysis
Summary
Performance and Criterion Development
Aims of the Chapter
The Importance of Organizational Context and Goals
Criteria Defined
Models of the Job Performance Domain
Desirable Aspects of Criteria
Objective Criterion Measures
Judgmental Criterion Measures
A Comparison of Objective and Judgmental Criteria
Criterion Measurement Considerations
Current Challenges for Performance and Criterion Development
Summary
Recruitment: Retention and Attraction
Aims of the Chapter
Internal Recruitment
External Recruitment
Current Challenges for Internal and External Recruitment
Summary
Validation Strategies and Utility
Aims of the Chapter
Approaches to Validation
Validity Based on Test Content
Validity Based on the Theoretical Meaningfulness of Tests
Validity Based on the Consequences of Testing
Test Utility
Summary
Hiring Procedures: An Overview
Aims of the Chapter
Predictors: A General Definition
A Model of the Predictor-Response Process
The Structure and Function of the Predictor Domain
Evaluating the Adequacy of Predictors
Use of Predictors in Staffing Practice
Current Issues in Predictor Development
Summary
Hiring Procedures I: Cognitive Ability and Certification Exams
Aims of the Chapter
Paper-and-Pencil Tests of General Ability
Racial Subgroup Differences and Cognitive Ability
Licensure and Certification Exams
Summary
Hiring Procedures II: Personality Tests, Affective Measures, Interests, and Biodata
Aims of the Chapter
Personality and Personality Tests
Interests and Interest Testing
Biographical Data
Summary
Hiring Procedures III: Interviews, Performance-Based Tests, Simulations, and Physical Ability
Aims of the Chapter
Interviews
Performance-Based and Simulation Testing
Physical Ability Testing
Summary
The Practice of Staffing: Legal, Professional, and Ethical Concerns
Aims of the Chapter
A Tripartite View of Staffing Practice
Legal Issues
Professional Standards
Ethical Considerations
Current Issues in Staffing Practice
Summary
Staffing Organizations: Review and Implications
Aims of the Chapter
Effective Staffing: Emphasizing Some Key Points
Recommendations for Practical Staffing Problems
Speculation on the Future Innovations in Staffing
Implications for the Job Seeker
Summary
Author Index
Subject Index
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