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A different look at why selection procedures work: the role of candidates' ability to identify criteria


Kleinmann, Martin; Ingold, Pia Verena; Lievens, F; Jansen, A; Melchers, K G; König, C J (2011). A different look at why selection procedures work: the role of candidates' ability to identify criteria. Organizational Psychology Review, 1(2):128-146.

Abstract

Personnel selection procedures such as assessment centers, structured interviews, and personality inventories are useful predictors of candidates’ job performance. In addition to existing explana- tions for their criterion-related validity, we suggest that candidates’ ability to identify the criteria used to evaluate their performance during a selection procedure contributes to the criterion- related validity of these procedures. Conceptually, the ability to identify criteria can be framed in the broader literature on peoples’ ability to read situational cues. We draw on both theory and empirical research to outline the potential this ability has to account for selection results and job performance outcomes. Finally, implications for future research are presented.

Abstract

Personnel selection procedures such as assessment centers, structured interviews, and personality inventories are useful predictors of candidates’ job performance. In addition to existing explana- tions for their criterion-related validity, we suggest that candidates’ ability to identify the criteria used to evaluate their performance during a selection procedure contributes to the criterion- related validity of these procedures. Conceptually, the ability to identify criteria can be framed in the broader literature on peoples’ ability to read situational cues. We draw on both theory and empirical research to outline the potential this ability has to account for selection results and job performance outcomes. Finally, implications for future research are presented.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords:DoktoratPSYCH
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:17 Oct 2011 13:18
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:02
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:2041-3866
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/2041386610387000

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