~ Personnel Selection & Appraisal ~

Spring 2014

 

 

Instructor: Dr. Stephen J. Vodanovich

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

Office:  Building 41 Room 220; Lab Room 225

Office Hours: MW 10:00-11:00; 2:30-3:30. Other times are available by appointment.

 

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

 


 

~ Student Learning Objectives ~

 

Students will be able to:

 

1)  Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the important topic areas and issues in Personnel Psychology.

      [Primarily assessed by exams, class discussion]  Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication

2) Evaluate the various research designs covered in class (e.g., single group pretest-post test, post-test only control group) and the pros and cons of each.

      [Primarily assessed by exams, class discussion] Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication

3)  Describe and discuss the statistical/psychometric methods used in creating and assessing the worth of selection tests (internal consistency reliability,

       validity, multiple regreession) that are aimed at differentiating individuals (e.g., in ability, personality).

      [Primarily assessed by exams, class discussion]  Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication

4)  Discuss how the approches and techniques covered in the course (e.g., job analysis, performamce appraisal, adverse impact, realistic job previews)

      can help solve actual personnel and organizational problems.

      [Primarily assessed by exams, class discussion]  Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication

5)  Formally present and critique primacy source information of some of the influential research articles relevant to the field.

      [Primarily assessed by exams, class discussion, presentation/debate]  Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication

6)  Evaluate the various issues facing personnel  psychology (e.g., test fairness, privacy, employment discrimination, test score banding) and

      discuss how these issues affect people, organizations, and society.

      [Primarily assessed by exams, class discussion, presentation/debate]

       Relevant core areas: Content, Critical thinking, Communication

7) Discuss and debate the research findings on a given topioc in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
     [Primarily assessed via exams, presenation/debate] Content, Critical thinking, Communication, Project management

 


 

~ Approximate Timeline ~

Date

Chapter

Topic

Slides/Readings

1/6

 

Course Overview

and

Introduction

1/8
1
I/O History

 

1/13

 

 

2

 

Legal Update

 

Dunleavy, E., & Gutman, A. (2013).  The latest on EEO challenges to background checks.  Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 51(2), 106-117.

Legal Update Slides

 

1/15

7

Job Analysis

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

 

1/20

 

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No Class -- Martin Luther King Day

 

 

 

1/22

7

Job Analysis

Sanchez, J. I. & Levine, E. L. (2009) What is (or should be) the difference between competency modeling and traditional job analysis? Human Resource Management Review, 19, 5363. Link to article

(1/22) Article Presenter:  Crawford

 

 

1/27 & 1/29

 

3

 

HR Measurement in Selection

Evaluating Tests

 

 

2/3 & 2/5

 

4

 

Reliability of Selection Measures

 

 

>>> Construction of Conventional Tests (Nunnally)

Test Construction Slides

 

2/10, 2/12 & 2/17

 

5

 

Validity of Selection Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/17 -- Debate

O'Neill --- No (Leave UG alone)

Corelli Yes (Update UG)

 

2/19 & 2/24

 

6

 

Strategies for Selection Decision Making

Test #1 given out (2/24)

Decision-Making slides   

Multiple Regression example

Banding slides

Banding article

Article Presenter:: Bird

TIP Banding article

 

2/26 & 3/3

 

15

 

Performance Appraisal

 

3/5
 -----
No Class -- Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Conference
 
3/10 & 3/12
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No Class ----- Spring Break
3/17
 
Recruitment
3/19
9
Application Forms, Background Data

Application Blanks, Reference Checks, and Recommendations Slides

Article -- Application Blank Case Summary

3/19 --Article Presenter: Speaks

EEOC Guidelines on Arrest and Conviction Records

Articles --Credit Scores-Outcomes

Credit Scores-Demographics       3/19 --Article Presenter: Tesher

 

 

3/24
9
Reference Checks, Recommendations
 
3/26
9
 

Biodata Article

3/26 --Article Presenter: Sunwall

 

3/31 & 4/2

 

 

10

 

The Selection Interview

Interview Slides

>>> Class Interview article

Interview Article (2009)

4/2 Article Presenter: Howard

Interview Presentation Slides

4/7 & 4/9

 

11

 

Ability Tests

 

4/9 -- Debate

Fontaine -- (Less positive on use of CAT)

Kanuck -- (More positive on use of CAT)

4/14

12

Personality Assessment

4/16 & 4/21
 
Performance Tests & Assessment Centers

 

 

Test #2 given out  

Assessment Center Slides

International Assessment Center Guidelines

Assessment Center Article

4/21 -- Article Presenter: Li

Work Sample/Performance Test Slides

 

 

4/23

 

14

 

Integrity Testing & Drug Testing

 

Some Important Links:

Student Disability Services
Student Grievence Process

~ Grading Criteria ~   

 

Two exams worth 4o% each

Presentation/Debate: 10% (Debate rubric) ||  (Presentation rubric)

Class Participation: 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.