Individual Assessment: As Practiced in Industry and Consulting

Individual Assessment: As Practiced in Industry and Consulting

Individual Assessment: As Practiced in Industry and Consulting

Individual Assessment: As Practiced in Industry and Consulting

Synopsis

Individual Assessment is a professional practice important to Human Resource Managers, Executives and anyone making decisions about employees. Finally, we now have a clear, practical guide with methodologically-grounded descriptions of how to successfully do it. The authors have put together a unique new book with the following key features:

• case studies and applied examples showing "how to" conduct individual assessment;

• the book provides the reader with a conceptual structure and the research and literature supporting the process; and

• it can be used as a text or supplemental text in courses on Personnel Selection, Assessment, Human Resources and Testing.

This book will take Individual Assessment to an entirely new level of understanding and practice, and into a new era of professional research and activity.

Excerpt

Series Editors

Edwin A. Fleishman

Jeanette N. Cleveland

George Mason University

Pennsylvania State University

There is a compelling need for innovative approaches to the solution of many pressing problems involving human relationships in today's society. Such approaches are more likely to be successful when they are based on sound research and applications. This Series in Applied Psychology offers publications that emphasize state-of-the-art research and its application to important issues of human behavior in a variety of social settings. The objective is to bridge both academic and applied interests.

We are pleased to welcome the book by Prien, Schippmann, and Prien to the Series. Individual assessment is an active area of professional practice in today's business world. There is considerable variation on the methodologies and assessment procedures used by different professionals in this field, but the common objective is to make valid inferences about a person's fit for a job, usually a managerial job. These inferences are based on assessments and interpretations made, usually by a trained psychologist, employing and integrating combinations of interviews and psychological measures of abilities, personality, and background information.

Although there is widespread use of individual assessment, which represents a large segment of professional practice among industrial psychologists, this area has received relatively little attention in textbooks in industrial and organizational psychology and personnel management.

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