~ Personnel Selection & Appraisal ~

Spring 2011

 

Instructor: Dr. Stephen J. Vodanovich

Required Text: Gatewood, R. D., Feild, H. S., & Barrick, M. (2011).  Human Resource Selection (7th ed.), South-Western Publishing.

Additional required readings are listed below.  (Please note that this list may be modified during the semester).


~ Primary Learning Objectives ~

 

Students will be able to:

 

1)  Demonstrate a  thorough understanding of the important topic areas and issues

      in Personnel Psychology.

2)  Discuss and evaluate the techniques and theories within the field.

3)  Explain how knowledge acquired in the course can help solve actual personnel and

     organizational problems.

4)  Summarize and critique primacy source information of some of the influential

     contributions (and contributors)  relevant to the field.

5)  Discuss the various issues facing personnel  psychology and how these issues

     affect people, organizations, and society.


 

~ Approximate Timeline ~

 

Date

Chapter

Topic

Slides/Readings

1/5

1

Course Overview

and

Introduction

 

1/10 & 1/12

 

2

 

Legal Issues in Selection

1/17

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Martin Luther King Day  (No Class)

-----

 

1/19 & 1/24

 

7

 

Job Analysis

Shippman et al. (2000).  The practice of competency modeling.  Personnel Psychology, 53, 703-740. Get article.

Thompson, D. E., & Thompson, T. A. (1982). Court standards for job analysis in test validation. Personnel Psychology, 35, 865-874.  Get article

 

1/26

 

3

 

HR Measurement in Selection

1/31, 2/2, 2/7

4

Reliability of Selection Measures

 

>>> Construction of Conventional Tests (Nunnally)

Test Construction Slides

 

2/9 & 2/14

 

5

 

Validity of Selection Measures

 

2/16 & 2/21
6

Strategies for Selection Decision Making

Test #1 given out

Decision-Making slides   

Multiple Regression example

Banding slides

>>>Banding article

2/23 & 2/28
15
Performance Appraisal
3/2
-----
SEPA Annual Conference (No Class)
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3/7 & 3/9
8
Recruitment

 

3 /14 & 3/16

 

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No Class

 

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3/21 & 3/23
9
Application Forms, Biodata, Reference Checks

Application Blanks, Reference Checks, and Recommendations Slides

 

3/28 & 3/30

10
The Selection Interview

Interview Slides

>>>Interview article

4/4
11
Ability Tests
4/6

12

Personality Assessment

4/11
13
Performance Tests & Assessment Centers
4/13
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No Class --- SIOP Conference

 
4/18
13
Performance Tests & Assessment Centers (cont.)  

4/20

14

Integrity and Drug Testing

Test # 2 given out 

~ Grading Criteria ~   

 

Two tests worth 50% each

Class attendance is required.  Each unexcused absence will result in one half a letter grade reduction in the final grade.

 ● Please note that makeup tests will NOT be given.