Current Directions in Personnel Selection
For many decades, the focus of personnel selection research was on developing selection tests that maximized prediction of job performance; the approach was typically lacking in theoretical bases. The past two decades saw significant shifts in research to a focus on the nature of constructs and their interrelationships, characterized by an approach that emphasizes theoretical understanding of the phenomena under investigation. This article provides an overview of how a construct-oriented approach underlies major current directions in scientific research on personnel selection. Emerging trends that are likely to constitute issues of enduring importance are discussed.
job performance, construct validity, person–environment fit, multilevel research, changes over time
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Current Directions in Psychological Science
CHAN, David.(2005). Current Directions in Personnel Selection. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14(4), 220-223.
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