Flashcards in Staffing: selecting people Deck (12)
What does it mean when a selection method is considered unfair?
The method may be biased against certain minority groups, thus giving a skewed idea of real performance
Which methods are included in the ‘classic trio’ of selection methods?
Describe what a work sample is.
Asking the applicant to complete simplified tasks required for their job
What is a well-known disadvantage of using references?
References may create false expectations of candidates
Name four scientific methods of selection.
- Structured interviews
- Psychometric tests
- Work samples
- Assessment centres
Describe an assessment centre.
A process of conducting multiple selection tests on job candidates to determine job appropriateness.
List the four main characteristics of good selection.
What are the two main aspects of candidates measured by psychometric tests?
Personality & Intelligence
Which of the two psychometric tests has a higher validity?
Intelligence / Cognitive ability
What is validity in the selection tests?
Accuracy in predicting successful future job performance
What is reliability in the selection tests?
Consistency of the results obtained from the tests