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.
An engaging and thought-provoking textbook which introduces and reviews the main methods and constructs used to assess people at work.
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, Research Fellow at UCL and Visiting Professor at NYU in London. He is a world-wide expert in personality, intelligence and psychometrics and makes frequent media appearances providing psychological expertise on these issues. Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology at UCL. He is also a consultant on organizational behaviour and management, and a writer and broadcaster. His columns have appeared in management magazines such as Mastering Management and Human Resources, as well as the Financial Times, Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph.
'The authors are to be congratulated on writing an up-to-date and
accessible text that presents the field of personnel assessment in
an interesting and innovative way.' Clive Fletcher, Warwick
Business School, University of Warwick and Managing Director,
Personnel Assessment Limited
'An easy to read and authoritative review of personnel assessment - a critical topic in the modern war for talent - by two accomplished writers with impeccable academic credentials. Comprehensive and integrated, this is an indispensable guide to best practices.' Robert Hogan, President of Hogan Assessment Systems
'Chamorro-Premuzic and Furnham's volume spans a remarkable range of topics on selection and assessment and provides comprehensive coverage of every one of them. It is difficult to come away from this book without being impressed by its depth, detail and ability to convey complex scientific ideas in a lucid and straightforward manner.' K. V. Petrides, Department of Psychology, University College London
'Impressively comprehensive in its coverage of topics and noteworthy for its even-handed presentation of much debated issues, including intelligence testing and faking effects in personnel selection. This book will be a handy reference to I/O professionals working in personnel selection as well as serving as a succinct and accurate introduction to graduate students entering the field. The authors are to be congratulated!' Vish C. Viswesvaran, Department of Psychology, Florida International University