KEY FEATURES: A focus on job analysis underscores the critical importance of job analysis to the entire recruitment and selection process. ‘How-to’ Tools and Forms present real-world samples of HR forms and descriptions for designing and developing various HR systems. Legal and Ethical Implications integrated throughout the text reinforce the importance of making compliant legal and ethical hiring decisions. “Spotlight On…” features show how real-world companies like Groupon, Whole Foods, and Facebook are attracting and choosing the best job candidates.

Selection: Simulations and Assessment Centers

Chapter Eight Selection: Simulations and assessment centers

In this chapter, we will examine two complex yet highly effective selection approaches: simulations and assessment centers. Both methods are developed using realistic tasks, activities, and situations that an incumbent would actually be working on in a particular job. A sample of job duties from the job description that are determined to be highly critical and regularly performed are identified from which to design relevant selection exercises. Depending on an organization’s resources (e.g., time, budget, people/expertise), one or more of these exercises may be integrated into a job’s selection process. Candidates participate in these activities at some phase of the process, typically toward the middle or end when the candidate pool has been ...

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