Applied H.R.M. Research

Applied H.R.M. Research is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences


Vol. 11, No. 2, Winter

Respondent Perceptions of Integrity and Personality Measures: Does Response Format Make a Difference?
Two studies are reported that examined the effect on respondent reactions of modifying the number of points on a response scale. Results indicate that for an integrity test, respondents who completed a measure using a 5-point Likert scale perceived themselves...
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Measurement Equivalence of a Personality Inventory Administered on the Internet versus a Kiosk
This study examined the measurement equivalence of a personality inventory across Internet and kiosk modes of administration. A large nationwide sample of data was collected from a range of industries. The analyses indicated no evidence of differential...
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Puzzle Interviews: What Are They and What Do They Measure?
Recently organizations have begun using unorthodox interviewing techniques and non-traditional interview questions to hire applicants. The most notable example of this trend is the so-called "puzzle interview" which was popularized by Microsoft in the...
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Validity Study: Relationship between Peer Evaluations in a Police Academy and Various Measures of Future Police Performance
Peer evaluations of 2,968 policemen gathered in a police academy were correlated with three different on-the-job criteria measures. All peer evaluation dimensions showed predictive validity with at least two of the criteria measures. The correlations...
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Vol. 11, No. 1, Summer

Recruiters' Use of Friendship in Résumé Assessment: When Qualification Does Not Always Make the Cut
An experiment was conducted with upper level undergraduate business students to investigate the mechanism by which recruiters use friendship with the job applicant in initial résumé screening. Using actual résumés, this study showed that the recruiters'...
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Pre-Screening Job Applicants with Interactive Voice Response and Web-Based Technologies: Are the Methods Equivalent?
This study investigated the degree to which Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Web-based technologies result in differences in responses to initial pre-screening items used in personnel selection. Over 50,000 applicants for entry level manufacturing...
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Identifying and Understanding HR Competencies and Their Relationship to Organizational Practices
With growing emphasis being placed on HR competencies as a means to increase HR's effectiveness, this study seeks to determine if competencies are predictive of success in the HR profession; understand how competencies vary by type of position within...
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Antecedents and Consequences of Organizational Commitment among Pakistani University Teachers
The purpose of this study was to determine if selected personal characteristics, facets of job satisfaction, and the two dimensions of organizational justice (distributive justice & procedural justice) significantly explained variance in the organizational...
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Validity Study: Relationship of a Biodata Instrument and a Big 5 Personality Measure with the Job Performance of Entry-Level Production Workers
Scores on a predictor battery of biodata and personality measures completed by a sample of 180 entry-level production workers were correlated with supervisory ratings of job performance collected specifically for this study. The biodata assessment and...
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Validity Study: Relationships between Personality Measures and Job Performance Ratings among Far Eastern Couriers
Three hundred twenty one (321) Far Eastern couriers completed the Job Performance Personality Inventory (JPPI), an occupational-based personality inventory. All "Big Five" personality dimensions were significantly correlated with job performance appraisal...
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Brief Report: The Relationship between Teachers' Performance Ratings and the Achievement of Their Students
The purpose of this study was to compare a subjective measure of performance, supervisor ratings of teacher performance, with an objective measure, the achievement scores of their students. Data from 100 teachers in Iran indicted that the two measures...
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