Assignment # 5
What types of psychometric assessments (e.g., personality inventories, cognitive assessments, and integrity tests) are best to identify applicants with the strongest job and organizational fit? Why?
When should interviews be used in a multi-hurdle selection process? Are structured interviews best? Why or why not? Do multiple interviewers add validity to the hiring decision? Explain.
1. Do you understand why stars twinkle? Would you rather read than watch TV? Do you trust data more than your instincts?
Gray, E., & Nathan, G. (2015, June 22). Do you understand why stars twinkle? Would you rather read than watch TV? Do you trust data more than your instincts? Time, 185(23), 40-46.
2. Employability and Career Success: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Reality.
Hogan, R., Chamorro-Premuzic, T., & Kaiser, R. B. (2013). Employability and career success: Bridging the gap between theory and reality. Industrial & Organizational Psychology, 6(1), 3-16. doi: 10.1111/iops.12001.
3. The Importance of Ability and Effort in Recruiters' Hirability Decisions: An Empirical Examination of Attribution Theory
Carless, S., & Waterworth, R. (2012). The importance of ability and effort in recruiters' hirability decisions: An empirical examination of attribution theory. Australian Psychologist, 47, 232-237.
4. The Structured Employment Interview: Narrative and Quantitative Review of the Research Literature.
Levashina, J., Hartwell, C., Morgeson, F., & Campion, M. (2014). The structured employment interview: Narrative and quantitative review of the research literature. Personnel Psychology, 67, 241-293. doi: 10.1111/peps.12052
5. The Validity and Utility of Selection Methods in Personnel Psychology: Practical and Theoretical Implications of 85 Years of Research Findings
Schmidt, F. L., & Hunter, J. E. (1998). The validity and utility of selection methods in personnel psychology: Practical and theoretical implications of 85 years of research findings. Psychological Bulletin, 124, 262–274.
Assignment # 6
What are the primary reasons to use job descriptions in the creation of performance appraisal processes and rating forms? Support your position.
What are the advantages of supervisor training for employee appraisals? Should employees self-rate prior to the feedback meeting? Why or why not?
1. Increasing Performance Appraisal Effectiveness: Matching Task Types, Appraisal Process, and Rater Training.
Lee, C. (1985). Increasing performance appraisal effectiveness: Matching task types, appraisal process, and rater training. Academy of Management Review, 10, 322-331.
2. Overlooking Overkill? Beyond the 1-to-5 Rating Scale.
Kaiser, R. B., & Kaplan, R. (2005). Overlooking overkill? Beyond the 1-to-5 rating scale. Human Resource Planning, 28(3), 7-11.
3. Performance Appraisal: Verisimilitude Trumps Veracity.
Bowman, J. S. (1999). Performance appraisal: Verisimilitude trumps veracity. Public Personnel Management, 28, 557-576.
4. The Relative Importance of Task and Contextual Performance Dimensions to Supervisor Judgments of Overall Performance.
Johnson, J. W. (2001).The relative importance of task and contextual performance dimensions to supervisor judgments of overall performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 984-996.
Assignment # 7
What are two of the most important reasons for using theory-based information to develop employee training and development? What are two of the most relevant theories involved in this process? Explain.
Why is transfer of training important? Explain. How is this transfer measured? Explain.
1. DC Network
Use the 10 Key Strategic Points template found under the Research/Dissertation tab.
1. Advances in Leader and Leadership Development: A Review of 25 Years of Research and Theory.
Day, D. V., Fleenor, J. W., Atwater, L. E., Sturm, R. E., & McKee, R. A. (2014). Advances in leader and leadership development: A review of 25 years of research and theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 25, 63–82.
2. Application of Cognitive, Skill-Based, and Affective Theories of Learning Outcomes to New Methods of Training Evaluation.
Kraiger, K., Ford, J. K., & Salas, E. (1993). Application of cognitive, skill-based, and affective theories of learning outcomes to new methods of training evaluation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78(2), 311-328.
3. SAGE Research Methods
Use Sage Research Methodsto research potential resources to develop the theoretical foundations for your paper.
4. The Evaluation of Two Key Leadership Development Program Components: Leadership Skills Assessment and Leadership Mentoring
Solansky, S. T. (2010). The evaluation of two key leadership development program components: Leadership skills assessment and leadership mentoring. The Leadership Quarterly, 21(4), 675–681.
5. Transfer of Leadership Skills: The Influence of Motivation to Transfer and Organizational Support in Managerial Training.
Franke, F., & Felfe, J. (2012). Transfer of leadership skills: The influence of motivation to transfer and organizational support in managerial training. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 11(4), 138–147.
6. Transfer of Training: A Meta-Analytic Review.
Blume, B. D., Ford, J. K., Baldwin, T. T., & Huang, J. L. (2010). Transfer of training: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Management, 36, 1065–1105.
Assignment # 8
What are the most important requisite skills required of organizational leaders? Why? How do effective and ineffective leadership behaviors affect employees both positively and negatively? Explain.
Focus on Research:
Reflect on three of the articles you have chosen for the literature review assignment. How will these articles help you proceed from here?
1. Assessing Your Leadership Style to Achieve Organizational Objectives.
Rubin, E. N. (2013). Assessing your leadership style to achieve organizational objectives. Global Business & Organizational Excellence, 32(6), 55-66.
2. Personality, Leader Behavior and Overdoing It.
Kaiser, R. B., & Hogan, J. (2011). Personality, leader behavior and overdoing it. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 63, 219–242. doi: 10.1037/a0026795
3. Using 360° Feedback to Predict Performance
Maylett, T. M., & Riboldi, J. (2007, September). Using 360° feedback to predict performance. Training + Development, 61(9), 48-52.
4. What We Know About Leadership
Hogan, R., & Kaiser, R. B. (2005). What we know about leadership. Review of General Psychology, 9(2), 169-180.
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