The Psychology of Personnel Selection by Tomas Chamorro-PremuzicThe Psychology of Personnel Selection by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

The Psychology of Personnel Selection

byTomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Adrian Furnham

Paperback | February 15, 2010

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This engaging and thought-provoking text introduces the main techniques, theories, research and debates in personnel selection, helping students and practitioners to identify the major predictors of job performance as well as the most suitable methods for assessing them. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Adrian Furnham provide a comprehensive, critical and up-to-date review of the constructs we use in assessing people - intelligence, personality, creativity, leadership and talent - and explore how these help us to predict differences in individuals' performance. Covering selection techniques such as interviews, references, biographical data, judgement tests and academic performance, The Psychology of Personnel Selection provides a lively discussion of both the theory behind the use of such techniques and the evidence for their usefulness and validity. The Psychology of Personnel Selection is essential reading for students of psychology, business studies, management and human resources, as well as for anyone involved in selection and assessment at work.
Title:The Psychology of Personnel SelectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.75 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052168787X

ISBN - 13:9780521687874

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Table of Contents

Part I. Methods of Personnel Selection: 1. Early, unscientific methods; 2. The interview; 3. Letters of recommendation; 4. Biodata; 5. Situational judgment tests and GPA; Part II. Constructs for Personnel Selection: 6. General mental ability; 7. Personality traits; 8. Creativity; 9. Leadership; 10. Talent.

Editorial Reviews

"Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Adrian Furnham have written an interesting and engaging book that focuses on personnel selection. This book would be a valuable resource for student training in industrial/organizational psychology. The overall organization of the book was appropriate.... well organized.... presented clearly and succinctly. The author's enthusiasm for employee selection is evident throughout the book.... Overall, the book provides a wealth of information about selection methods, their psychological foundations, and the research...." --Peter Hausdorf, University of Guelph, Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne