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Assessment Measurement and Prediction for Personnel Decisions

Assessment  Measurement  and Prediction for Personnel Decisions Author Robert M. Guion
ISBN-10 9781136865770
Release 2011-10-14
Pages 648
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection

Essentials of Personnel Assessment and Selection Author Scott Highhouse
ISBN-10 9781317427797
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 286
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This second edition provides managers and students the nuts and bolts of assessment processes and selection techniques. With this knowledge, managers learn to make informed personnel decisions based on the results of tests and assessments. The book emphasizes that employee performance predictions require well-formed hypotheses about personal characteristics that may be related to valued behavior at work. It also stresses the need for developing a theory of the attribute one hypothesizes as a predictor—a thought process too often missing from work on selection procedures. Topics such as team-member selection, situational judgment tests, nontraditional tests, individual assessment, and testing for diversity are explored. The book covers both basic and advanced concepts in personnel selection in a straightforward, readable style intended to be used in both undergraduate and graduate courses in Personnel Selection and Assessment.

The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection

The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection Author Neal Schmitt
ISBN-10 9780199732579
Release 2012-03-29
Pages 973
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The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Assessment and Selection distills the science and practice of employee selection. Bringing together over forty chapters, this volume includes essential information about the validation process, individual difference constructs and measures, and performance outcomes and measures, and will be a comprehensive and authoritative reference and training tool in the field.

Handbook of Employee Selection

Handbook of Employee Selection Author James L. Farr
ISBN-10 9781136677823
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 1032
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The Handbook of Employee Selection summarizes the state of science and practice in the field of employee selection.

Making the Right Connections

Making the Right Connections Author Susan Tsui Grundmann
ISBN-10 9781437982756
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 51
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Some abilities needed for Federal jobs may be inherently more difficult to learn than others. Research on mental abilities distinguishes among those that can be developed through training, those that are unresponsive to training, and those that are moderately responsive. This dimension is known as "trainability." This report contrasts employee perceptions of the trainability of job-relevant abilities with research findings about the actual trainability of these abilities. The goal is to help agencies use training resources to enhance individual and organizational performance by highlighting abilities for which training may be less beneficial than other organizational improvement strategies. Charts and tables.

Best Practice in Performance Coaching

Best Practice in Performance Coaching Author Carol Wilson
ISBN-10 9780749463663
Release 2011-10-03
Pages 256
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Effective performance coaching can help individuals and organizations achieve their maximum potential, tackle challenges and reach specific goals. It leads to personal and professional development, improves productivity, performance and motivation, and helps to create a work/life balance. Best Practice in Performance Coaching is both an introduction for anyone thinking of becoming or hiring a coach - whether private or corporate - and a reference guide for experienced coaches. A practical guide to the 'what' and the 'how' of performance coaching, it covers a broad range of topics from the personal and executive angle and explains the structure of a coaching relationship. The book contains extensive guidance on coaching techniques and the best-known and emerging models and tools as well as advice on how to train as a coach, how to run a coaching practice and how to structure coaching sessions. Complete with worksheets and exercises, evaluations and international case studies, this is a thorough guide to performance coaching. Forewords by Sir John Whitmore and Sir Richard Branson.

Managing Human Resources

Managing Human Resources Author Stephen Bach
ISBN-10 9781118509982
Release 2012-11-30
Pages 440
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This revised edition is a comprehensive, authoritative set of essays. It is more detailed and analytical than the mainstream treatments of HRM. As in previous editions, Managing Human Resources analyses HRM, the study of work and employment, using an integrated multi-disciplinary approach. The starting point is a recognition that HRM practice and firm performance are influenced by a variety of institutional arrangements that extend beyond the firm. The consequences of HRM need to incorporate analysis of employees and other stakeholders as well as the implications for organizational performance.

Using Individual Assessments in the Workplace

Using Individual Assessments in the Workplace Author Leonard D. Goodstein
ISBN-10 0787985406
Release 2006-07-14
Pages 240
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Written for human resource professionals, trainers, and managers, Using Individual Assessments in the Workplace is an easy-to-read and easy-to-apply manual for using assessment tools. Step by step this much-needed resource leads the reader through the often complex processes of job analysis, test selection, test administration and interpretation, and decision making. The authors—Leonard D. Goodstein and Erich P. Prien—are leading experts in the field of workplace assessment. In this book they present a comprehensive resource that offers an introduction to individual assessment, shows how to collect and analyze assessment data (including a five-step model for conducting this process), reveals how to perform psychological measurement, develop and integrate individual assessment data, and report individual assessment results.

Guidebook for Recruiting Developing and Retaining Transit Managers for Fixed route Bus and Paratransit Systems

Guidebook for Recruiting  Developing  and Retaining Transit Managers for Fixed route Bus and Paratransit Systems Author
ISBN-10 9780309154918
Release 2010
Pages 199
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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 139: Guidebook for Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Transit Managers for Fixed-Route Bus and Paratransit Systems explores resources for fixed-route bus, general public demand response, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit systems resources to assist in the recruitment, development, and retention of managers. The Guidebook is accompanied by CRP-CD-77, which provides Model Job Descriptions for 32 broad job titles that indicate the structure and content for job descriptions for manager jobs. The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB's website as an ISO image. A separate report presenting the research methodology, the results of a literature review, and the results from focus groups held with 15 other non-transit public and private sector organizations used in production of TRCP Report 139 is available online.

Measurement and Assessment in Education

Measurement and Assessment in Education Author Cecil R. Reynolds
ISBN-10 0205740359
Release 2010
Pages 519
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This text employs a pragmatic approach to the study of educational tests and measurement so that teachers will understand essential psychometric concepts and be able to apply them in the classroom.

Social Cognition Social Identity and Intergroup Relations

Social Cognition  Social Identity  and Intergroup Relations Author Roderick M. Kramer
ISBN-10 9781136724640
Release 2011-07-04
Pages 435
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Perhaps the defining feature of humanity is the social condition -- how we think about others, identify ourselves with others, and interact with groups of others. The advances of evolutionary theory, social cognition, social identity, and intergroup relations, respectively, as major fields of inquiry have been among the crowning theoretical developments in social psychology over the past three decades. Marilynn Brewer has been a leading intellectual figure in the advancement of each of them. Her theory and research have had international impact on the way we think about the self and its relation to others. This festschrift celebrates Marilynn’s numerous contributions to social psychology, and includes original contributions from both leading and rising social psychologists from around the world. The volume will be of interest to social psychologists, industrial/organizational psychologists, clinical psychologists, and sociologists.

Taking the Measure of Work

Taking the Measure of Work Author Dail L. Fields
ISBN-10 9781623962203
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 353
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This book is a handbook for people who want to assure the use of reliable and valid questionnaires for collecting information about organizations. It significantly reduces the time and effort required for obtaining validated multiquestion measures of aspects of organizational ‘health’ such as employee job satisfaction, organizational commitment, organizational justice, and workplace behaviors. It helps users in measuring some factors underlying employee perceptions of work such as job characteristics, role ambiguity or conflict, job stress, and the extent to which employees believe their values and those of the organization are congruent. All the measures in the book have been used and tested in research studies published in the 1990’s. In addition, all the measures describe the extent and types of reliability and validity tests that have been completed, a feature that organizational researchers should find particularly useful. All in all, this book is a handy tool to increase the efficiency of researchers, consultants, managers, or organizational development specialists in obtaining reliable and valid information about how employees view their jobs and organizations.

Statistics in a Nutshell

Statistics in a Nutshell Author Sarah Boslaugh
ISBN-10 9781449316822
Release 2012-11-15
Pages 569
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A clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone new to the subject of statistics.

Measurement Theory in Action

Measurement Theory in Action Author Kenneth S. Shultz
ISBN-10 9781317970880
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 424
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This book helps readers apply testing and measurement theories. Featuring 22 self-standing modules, instructors can pick and choose the ones that are most appropriate for their course. Each module features an overview of a measurement issue and a step-by-step application of that theory. Best practices provide recommendations for ensuring the appropriate application of the theory. Practical questions help students assess their understanding of the topic while the examples allow them to apply the material using real data. Two cases in each module depict typical dilemmas faced when applying measurement theory followed by Questions to Ponder to encourage critical examination of the issues noted in the cases. Each module contains exercises some of which require no computer access while others involve the use of SPSS to solve the problem. The book’s website houses the accompanying data sets and more. The book also features suggested readings, a glossary of the key terms, and a continuing exercise that incorporates many of the steps in the development of a measure of typical performance. Updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the field, the new edition also features: --A new co-author, Michael Zickar, who updated the advanced topics and added the new module on generalizability theory (Module 22). -Expanded coverage of reliability (Modules 5 & 6) and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis (Modules 18 & 19) to help readers interpret results presented in journal articles. -Expanded Web Resources, Instructors will now find: suggested answers to the book’s questions and exercises; detailed worked solutions to the exercises; and PowerPoint slides. Students and instructors can access the SPSS data sets; additional exercises; the glossary; and website references that are helpful in understanding psychometric concepts. Part 1 provides an introduction to measurement theory and specs for scaling and testing and a review of statistics. Part 2 then progresses through practical issues related to text reliability, validation, meta-analysis and bias. Part 3 reviews practical issues related to text construction such as the development of measures of maximal performance, CTT item analysis, test scoring, developing measures of typical performance, and issues related to response styles and guessing. The book concludes with advanced topics such as multiple regression, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item response theory (IRT), IRT applications including computer adaptive testing and differential item functioning, and generalizability theory. Ideal as a text for any psychometrics, testing and measurement, or multivariate statistics course taught in psychology, education, marketing and management, professional researchers in need of a quick refresher on applying measurement theory will also find this an invaluable reference.

Educational Assessment

Educational Assessment Author Robert J. Wright
ISBN-10 9781412949170
Release 2008
Pages 563
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Educational Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability is a core text for use in a first level graduate course in educational measurement and testing. In addition to covering the topics traditionally found in core textbooks for this course, this text also provides coverage of contemporary topics (including national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs. affirmative minority enrollment).

Assessing War

Assessing War Author Leo J. Blanken
ISBN-10 9781626162464
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 376
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Assessing War spans two centuries of US military history to examine the challenge of measuring progress in wartime. Expert contributors examine wartime assessment in both theory and practice, and through alternative dimensions of assessment such as justice and proportionality, the war of ideas, and economics. Special thematic chapters also grapple with emerging aspects of conflict—such as cyberwar and nation-building—that add complexity to the modern threat environment.

Organizational Assessment

Organizational Assessment Author Charles Lusthaus
ISBN-10 0889369984
Release 2002
Pages 202
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Organizational Assessment: A framework for improving performance