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Week 6 Notes

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Week 6 Notes mgmt 3311

Laura Notetaker
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Introduction to human resource management
Dr. Laura Guerrero

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These are the notes for week 6. It contains notes of chapter 6
Introduction to human resource management
Dr. Laura Guerrero
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Laura Notetaker on Friday October 2, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to mgmt 3311 at University of Texas at El Paso taught by Dr. Laura Guerrero in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Introduction to human resource management in Business at University of Texas at El Paso.


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Date Created: 10/02/15
Why is employee selection important It is expensive Used to avoid negligent hiring Finding someone that is the best fit for the job performance Test Validityrefers to the accuracy with which a test measures what it is supposed to measure Criterion Validityshows that scores on the test predictors are related to job performance Content Validityshows that the test contains a fair sample of the tasks and skills actually needed for the job in question Analyze the job Specifies the human traits and skills you believe are required for job performance Choose the tests The choice is based on experience previous research and best guesses They choose several tests and combine them into a test battery Administer the test One of the option is to administer the test is the employees currently on the job from there compare them to with the new recruiters This is known as concurrent validation Relate test scores and criteria this determines the relationship between test scores and performance One way to do that is to determine the statistical relationship between scores on the test and the job performance using correlation analysis Expectancy chart shows the relationship between test scores and job performance for a group of people Crossvalidate and revalidate before using the test you want to administer the test and relate your test scores and criteria on a new sample of employees Test takers have the right to the confidentiality of test results to informed consent regarding use of these results to expect only people qualified to interpret the scores will have access to them to expect the test to be fair Types of tests available Tests of cognitive abilities include test of general reasoning ability and tests of specific mental abilities like memory and inductive reasoning Intelligence tests Specific cognitive abilities Tests of motor and physical abilities Measures finger dexterity manual dexterity and reaction time Personality Measure basic aspects of an applicant s personality such as introversion stability and motivation Projective Selfreported Achievement tests they measure what someone has learned Work samples Actual job tasks used in testing applicant s performance Situational judgment test Designed to assess an applicant s judgement regarding a situation encountered in the workplace Situational testing require examinees to respond to situations representative of the job Videobased situational testing presents the candidate with several online or computer video situations each followed by one or more multiple choice questions Management assessment centers is a 2 to 3 day simulation in which 10 to 12 candidates perform realistic management tasks under the observation of experts who appraise each candidate s leadership potential Miniature job training and evaluation approach training candidates to perform several of the job s tasks and then evaluating the candidates performance prior to hire Realistic job preview applicants get some dose of realism which make the best screening tool Polygraph and honesty testing Polygraph is a device that measure physiological changes like increased perspiration It reflects changes in emotional state that accompany lying Graphology the use of handwriting analysis to determine the writer s basic personality traits Physical exams this verify that the applicant meets the job s physical requirements discover any medical limitations Substance abuse screening Many employers conduct drug screening There are some problems with this test because Advil can produce positive results for marijuana Immigration checks employees hired in the US must prove they are eligible to work here


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