~ Personnel Selection & Appraisal ~

Spring 2013

 

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

1/8

1

Course Overview

and

Introduction

 

1/10 & 1/15

 

 

2

 

Legal Issues in Selection

 

1/17 & 1/22

 

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

 

1/24 & 1/29

 

3

 

HR Measurement in Selection

Evaluating Tests

 

1/31 & 2/5

 

4

 

Reliability of Selection Measures

 

 

>>> Construction of Conventional Tests (Nunnally)

Test Construction Slides

 

2/7 & 2/12

 

5

 

Validity of Selection Measures

 

2/14 & 2/19

 

6

 

Strategies for Selection Decision Making

 

Decision-Making slides   

Multiple Regression example

Banding slides

Banding article

TIP Banding article

 

2/21 & 2/26

 

15

 

Performance Appraisal

Test #1 given out (2/21)

2/28

 

8

 

Recruitment

3/5 & 3/7
9
Application Forms, Biodata, Reference Checks

Application Blanks, Reference Checks, and Recommendations Slides

Application Blank Case Summary

(Presenter: Duperreault)

EEOC Guidelines on Arrest and Conviction Records

Credit Scores-Outcomes

Credit Scores-Demographics (Presenter: Walden)

Biodata Article

Presenter: Della Sala

 

3/12 & 3/14
 -----
No Class ----- Spring Break

 

3/19 & 3/21

 

10

 

The Selection Interview

Interview Slides

>>>Interview article

Interview Article (2009)

Presenter: Gutierrez

3/26 & 3/28

 

11

 

Ability Tests

Ability Tests Slides

Less Positive

Practical Intelligence

Role of CAT in Selection

(Presenter: Harnish)

Positive

GMA-Performance

(Presenter: Oliver)

4/2

12

Personality Assessment

4/4
13
Assessment Center

Assessment Center Slides

International Assessment Center Guidelines

4/9 & 4/11
-----
No Class ----- SIOP Conference
4/16
 

Performance Tests & Assessment Centers (cont.)

 

Assessment Center Article

Presenter: Bougas

Work Sample/Performance Test Slides

4/18

14

Integrity Testing

Test #2 given out  

4/23
14
Drug Testing

Drug Testing Slides

Drug Testing article ('Pro")

Drug Testing article ("Con")

Drug Testing-Reactions

(Presenter: Bougan)

 

 

~ Grading Criteria ~   

 

Two tests worth 45% each

Presentation(s): 10%

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.