Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Psychometric and Other Tests

Psychometric and other tests

Broadly speaking, psychometric tests allow the identification and measurement of particular characteristics (such as ability, aptitude, attainment, intelligence or personality) of individuals. They provide systematic scoring and administration in order to allow comparison between the testee and the population against which the test has been validated.

The main categories of test include:

  • Personality Personality inventories seek to identify the characteristics and form of the individual's personality using a particular model or theory of what personality means.
  • Aptitude Aptitude tests seek to assess the individual's potential to learn to do a new task and so they attempt to predict a future value to, and performance in, the organisation.
  • Ability Ability tests seek to measure either general or particular types of intelligence. For ...
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