The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology

Paperback | July 20, 2012

EditorSusan Cartwright, Cary L. Cooper

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The field of Personnel Psychology is broadly concerned with the study of individual differences and their consequences for the organization. As human resource costs continue, for most organizations, to be the single largest operating cost (50-80% of annual expenditure), achieving optimalperformance from individual employees is of paramount importance to the sustained development and financial performance of any organization. The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology brings together contributions from leading international scholars within the field to present state-of-the-art reviews on topical and emergent issues, constructs, and research in personnel psychology. The book is divided into six sections:DT Individual Difference and Work Performance,DT Personnel Selection,DT Methodological Issues,DT Training and Development,DT Policies and Practices,DT Future Challenges.While the Handbook is primarily a review of current academic thinking and research in the area, the contributors keep a strong focus on the lessons for HR practitioners, and what lessons they can take from the cutting-edge work presented.

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The field of Personnel Psychology is broadly concerned with the study of individual differences and their consequences for the organization. As human resource costs continue, for most organizations, to be the single largest operating cost (50-80% of annual expenditure), achieving optimalperformance from individual employees is of param...

Susan Cartwright is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is Professor of Organizational Psychology in the Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester, UK. Susan is currently the President of the British Academy of Management and a Fellow of the British Academy of Management. She ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pagesPublished:July 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Susan Cartwright and Cary L. Cooper: IntroductionSection I: Individual Differences and Work Performance1. Adrian Furnham: Intelligence and Cognitive Abilities at Work2. Peter J. Jordan, Neal M. Ashkanasy and Catherine S. Daus: Emotional Intelligence: Rhetoric or Reality?3. Jeff W. Johnson and Sarah A. Hezlett: Modeling the Influence of Personality on Individuals at Work: A Review and Research Agenda4. Iain L. Densten: Leadership: Current Assessment and Future Needs5. Andreas Rauch and Michael Frese: A Personality Approach to EntrepreneurshipSection II: Personnel Selection6. Olga F. Voskuijl and Arne Evers: Job Analysis and Competency Modelling7. Neal Schmitt and Jessica Fandre: Validity of Selection Procedures8. Melinda Blackman: The Effective Interview9. Filip Lievens, Liesbet De Koster and Eveline Schollaert: Current Theory and Practice of Assessment Centres: The Importance of Trait Activation10. Dave Bartram: The Advantages and Disadvantages of On-line TestingSection III: Methodological Issues11. Kevin R. Murphy: Models and Methods for Evaluating Reliability and Validity12. J. Kevin Ford and Ruchi Sinha: Advances in Training Evaluation Research13. Stephen A. Woods: Job Performance Measurement: The Elusive Relationship Between Job Performance and Job SatisfactionSection IV: Training and Development14. Peter B. Smith: Cross-cultural Differences in Personnel Psychology15. Beryl Hesketh and Barbara Griffin: Selection and Training for Work Adjustment and Adaptability16. Gary P. Latham and Silvia Dello Russo: The Influence of Organizational Politics on Performance AppraisalSection V: Politics and Practices17. Suzan Lewis and Ian Roper: Flexible Working Arrangements: From Work-Life to Gender Equity Policies18. Laura M. Graves and Gary N. Powell: Sex and Race Discrimination in Personnel Decisions19. Staale Einarsen, Stig Berge Matthiesen and Lars Johan Hauge: Harassment and Bullying at Work20. E. Kevin Kelloway, C. Gail Hepburn and Lori Francis: Labour Relations21. Ann Marie Ryan and Jennifer Wessel: Fairness in Selection and Recruitment: A Stigma Theory PerspectiveSection V: Future Challenges22. Kerr Inkson: The Boundaryless Career23. Donald Hislop, Carolyn Axtell and Kevin Daniels: The Challenge of Remote Working24. Yitzhak Fried, Ariel S. Levi and Gregory Laurence: Motivation and Job Design in the New World of Work