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Chapter 5 WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW? After reading this chapter, you should be able to: L O 1 Identify the elements of the selection process. (150-154) Summary election typically begins with a review of candidates’ employment applications and résumés. administers tests to candidate to undergo one or more interviews. check references & background checks to verify the accuracy of information A candidate is selected Candidates placed in the positions Key words Revision questions L O 2 Define ways to measure the success of a selection method. Summary Reliability = random error & consistent. valid, measure (such as a test score) related to what it assess (such as job performance). generalizable, applies to > one specific situation. utility= economic value > cost. legal requirements Key words Revision questions L O 3 Summarize the legal requirements for employee selection. Summary comply with human rights and privacy legislation & conducted in a fair and consistent manner. Selection methods must be valid for job performance. Questions may not gather information about prohibited grounds. Employers must obtain consent before conducting background checks. Key words Revision questions L O 4 Compare the common methods used for selecting human resources. Summary applications and résumés. These methods are inexpensive, and job applications standardize basic information received from all applicants. Not necessarily reliable, because each applicant provides the information. References and background checks help to verify the accuracy of the information. Employment tests and work samples are more objective.
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To be legal, any test must measure abilities that actually are associated with successful job performance. Tests should be selected to be related to successful job performance and avoid human rights violations.
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