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

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

3)  Discuss how knowledge acquired in the course can help solve actual personnel and organizational problems.

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

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

      relevant to the field.

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

5)  Evaluate the various issues facing personnel  psychology and how discuss how these issues

      affect people, organizations, and society.

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

6) Discuss and debate the research findings on a given topioc in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
     [Primarily assessed via a 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.