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Personnel selection : adding value through people

Author: Mark Cook
Publisher: Chichester ; New York : Wiley, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Effective selection of personnel for recruitment, training and promotion must satisfy an organization's particular needs and goals. This resource helps to identify these needs and goals from the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Cook
ISBN: 0471981567 9780471981565 0471981583 9780471981589
OCLC Number: 37783092
Notes: Revised edition of: Personnel selection and productivity. 2nd ed. c1993.
Description: xiv, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Old and new selection methods: "We've always done it this way." --
Job description and job analysis: "If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up somewhere else." --
The interview: "I know one when I see one." --
References and ratings: "The eye of the beholder." --
Weighted application blanks and biodata: "How old were you when you learned to swim?" --
Tests of mental ability: "Information from behind the wall of ignorance and censorship?" --
Personality tests: "Total awareness of bottom line vitality." --
Assessment centres: "Does your face fit?" --
Work samples and other methods: "Education, work samples, physique and self-ratings." --
Validity: "How do you know it works?" --
Criteria of productivity: "We don't know what we're doing, but we're doing it very carefully and hope you are pleased with our unintelligent diligence." --
Minorities, "fairness" and the law: "Getting the numbers right." --
The value of good employees: "The best is twice as good as the worst." --
Conclusions: "Calculating the cost of smugness." --
References --
Indexes.
Responsibility: Mark Cook.
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