- Subject index
The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be 'different' and 'similar' to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. This volume focuses on various contexts and applications of personality and individual differences, in chapters arranged across three thematic sections: Part 1: Health and Psychological Adjustment Part 2: Social Behavior Part 3: Personality in the Workplace With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students.
Chapter 20: Personnel Selection and Personality
Personnel Selection and Personality
The field of employee recruitment and selection has traditionally been one of the most energetic and active domains of research and practice in the field of Work and Organizational Psychology. Numerous psychology graduates are employed in Human Resource Management (HRM) consultancies, HRM departments, and specialized work psychology/psychological testing firms that are involved in recruitment, selection, and assessment. Moreover, it has also been one of the first fields to attract the attention of researchers and practitioners in both Europe and the United States (Salgado et al., 2010). Therefore, the current book would not be complete without a chapter devoted to the role of personality in the ...