Assessment Methods in Recruitment, Selection & Performance: A Manager's Guide to Psychometric Testing, Interviews and Assessment Centres

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2005 - Business & Economics - 305 pages
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This book is a comprehensive guide that examines the formal assessment methods used in both recruitment and performance management. A thorough examination of the principles underpinning assessment methods along with practical applications are provided. The use of assessment centres, psychometrics and structured interviews are thoroughly examined along with practical advice on their use. Examination of the design and applications of performance management systems in day to day decision making about individuals, appraisal, reward and succession planning is included.
 

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Contents

Performance management background and approaches
13
Historical perspectives
15
Testing explored
26
Statistics and standards in psychometrics I
47
Statistics and standards in psychometrics II
67
Tests and selection the developing context
83
Psychometrics and selection the practice
96
Implementing psychometrics
121
More on structured interviews
197
A variety of onetoone interactions in performance
228
Supplier and client relationships in assessment
241
The use of information and communication technology
250
Current issues and future trends
262
Coda
272
References
280
Further reading
290

Assessment centres
141
Other aspects of assessment centre technology
161
the scope of structured
181

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About the author (2005)

Dr Robert Edenborough is Director of KPMG's People Services Division with responsibility for Management, Review and Assessment. He works with both the private equity sector and senior civil servants. He was formerly head of the consulting practice ASE, a leading test publisher and provider of HR business solutions and has considerable experience of designing and applying interviews in organisations as diverse as the Ministry of Defence, the NHS and a range of financial service institutions. He is the author of Effective Interviewing and Using Psychometrics (Kogan Page)

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