This second edition of the Handbook of Employee Selection has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current thinking on the state of science and practice in employee selection. In this volume, a diverse group of recognized scholars inside and outside the United States balance theory, research, and practice, often taking a global perspective.

Divided into eight parts, chapters cover issues associated with measurement, such as validity and reliability, as well as practical concerns around the development of appropriate selection procedures and implementation of selection programs. Several chapters discuss the measurement of various constructs commonly used as predictors, and other chapters confront criterion measures that are used in test validation. Additional sections include chapters that focus on ethical and legal concerns and testing for certain types of jobs (e.g., blue collar jobs). The second edition features a new section on technology and employee selection.

The Handbook of Employee Selection, Second Edition provides an indispensable reference for scholars, researchers, graduate students, and professionals in industrial and organizational psychology, human resource management, and related fields.

part I|161 pages

Foundations of Psychological Measurement and Evaluation Applied to Employee Selection

chapter 1|31 pages


ByDan J. Putka

chapter 2|22 pages

Validation Strategies for Primary Studies

ByNeal W. Schmitt, John D. Arnold, Levi Nieminen

chapter 3|37 pages

Validity Considerations in the Design and Implementation of Selection Systems

ByJerard F. Kehoe, Paul R. Sackett

chapter 4|22 pages

Situational Specificity, Validity Generalization, and the Future of Psychometric Meta-analysis

ByJames M. LeBreton, Jeremy L. Schoen, Lawrence R. James

chapter 5|19 pages

Strategy, Selection, and Sustained Competitive Advantage

ByRobert E. Ployhart, Jeff A. Weekley

chapter 6|28 pages

Work Analysis

ByMichael T. Brannick, Kenneth Pearlman, Juan I. Sanchez

part II|86 pages

Implementation and Management of Employee Selection Systems in Work Organizations

chapter 7|17 pages

Attracting Job Candidates to Organizations

ByAnn Marie Ryan, Tanya Delany

chapter 8|23 pages

Test Administration and the Use of Test Scores

ByJeff W. Johnson, Frederick L. Oswald

chapter 9|21 pages

Managing Sustainable Selection Programs

ByJerard F. Kehoe, Stefan T. Mol, Neil R. Anderson

chapter 10|23 pages

The Business Value of Employee Selection

ByWayne F. Cascio, John C. Scott

part III|116 pages

Categories of Individual Difference Constructs for Employee Selection

chapter 11|26 pages

Cognitive Ability

Measurement and Validity for Employee Selection
ByDeniz S. Ones, Stephan Dilchert, Chockalingam Viswesvaran, Jesús F. Salgado

chapter 12|21 pages

Physical Performance Tests

ByDeborah L. Gebhardt, Todd A. Baker

chapter 13|28 pages


Its Measurement and Validity for Employee Selection
ByLeaetta Hough, Stephan Dilchert

chapter 14|16 pages

Values, Styles, and Motivational Constructs

ByDavid Chan

chapter 15|23 pages

Practical Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, and Social Intelligence

ByFilip Lievens, David Chan

part IV|61 pages

Decisions in Developing, Selecting, Using, and Evaluating Predictors

chapter 16|21 pages

Decisions in the Operational Use of Employee Selection Procedures

Choosing, Evaluating, and Administering Assessment Tools
ByNancy T. Tippins, Emily C. Solberg, Neha Singla

chapter 17|9 pages

The Sum of the Parts

Methods of Combining Assessments for Employment Decisions
ByJuliet R. Aiken, Paul J. Hanges

chapter 18|9 pages

Choosing a Psychological Assessment

Reliability, Validity, and More
ByMichael J. Zickar, Jose M. Cortina, Nathan T. Carter

chapter 19|20 pages

Assessment Feedback

ByManuel London, Lynn A. McFarland

part V|146 pages

Criterion Constructs in Employee Selection

chapter 20|19 pages

The Measurement of Task Performance as Criteria in Selection Research

ByWalter C. Borman, Matthew R. Grossman, Rebecca H. Bryant, Jay Dorio

chapter 21|28 pages

Adaptive and Citizenship-Related Behaviors at Work

ByDavid W. Dorsey, Jose M. Cortina, Matthew T. Allen, Shonna D. Waters, Jennifer P. Green, Joseph Luchman

chapter 22|33 pages

New Perspectives on Counterproductive Work Behavior Including Withdrawal

ByMaria Rotundo, Paul E. Spector

chapter 23|21 pages

Defining and Measuring Results of Workplace Behavior

ByRyan S. O’Leary, Elaine D. Pulakos

chapter 24|24 pages

Employee Work-Related Health, Stress, and Safety

ByLois E. Tetrick, Pamela L. Perrewé, Mark Griffin

chapter 25|19 pages

The Deficiency of Our Criteria

Who Defines Performance, Contribution, and Value?
ByJeanette N. Cleveland, Kevin R. Murphy, Adrienne Colella

part VI|121 pages

Legal and Ethical Issues in Employee Selection

chapter 26|24 pages

Ethics of Employee Selection

ByJoel Lefkowitz, Rodney L. Lowman

chapter 27|32 pages

Professional Guidelines/Standards

ByP. Richard Jeanneret, Sheldon Zedeck

chapter 28|28 pages

An Updated Sampler of Legal Principles in Employment Selection

ByArthur Gutman, James L. Outtz, Eric Dunleavy

chapter 29|19 pages

Updated Perspectives on the International Legal Environment for Selection

ByWinny Shen, Paul R. Sackett, Filip Lievens, Eveline Schollaert, Greet Van Hoye, Dirk D. Steiner, Florence Rolland-Sayah, Konstantina Georgiou, Ioannis Nikolaou, Maria Tomprou, Shay Tzafrir, Peter Bamberger, Marilena Bertolino, Marco Mariani, Franco Fraccaroli, Tomoki Sekiguchi, Betty Onyura, Hyuckseung Yang, Janneke K. Oostrom, Paul Englert, Oleksandr S. Chernyshenko, Hennie J. Kriek, Tina Joubert, Jesús F. Salgado, Annika Wilhelmy, Cornelius J. König, Aichia Chuang, Mark Cook

chapter 30|16 pages

A Consideration of International Differences in the Legal Context of Employment Selection 1

ByEmilee Tison, Kristen Pryor, Michael Aamodt, Eric Dunleavy

part VII|158 pages

Employee Selection in Specific Organizational Contexts

chapter 31|25 pages

Selection and Classification in the U.S. Military

ByWayne S. Sellman, Teresa L. Russell, William J. Strickland

chapter 32|16 pages

Public Sector Employment

ByRick Jacobs, Donna L. Denning

chapter 33|22 pages

Selection Methods and Desired Outcomes

Improving Entry- and Mid-level Leadership Performance Through the Use of Assessment Technologies
ByScott C. Erker, Charles J. Cosentino, Kevin B. Tamanini

chapter 34|21 pages

Blue-Collar Selection in Private Sector Organizations

ByRobert P. Michel, Shannon Bonner

chapter 35|16 pages

Selection for Service and Sales Jobs

ByJohn P. Hausknecht, Angela L. Heavey

chapter 36|15 pages

Selection in Multinational Organizations

ByPaula Caligiuri, Karen B. Paul

chapter 37|21 pages

Selection for Team Membership

Complexity, Contingency, and Dynamism Across Multiple Levels
BySusan Mohammed, Alexander S. McKay

chapter 38|20 pages

Selecting Leaders

Executives and High-Potentials
ByGeorge C. Thornton, Stefanie K. Johnson, Allan H. Church

part VIII|136 pages

Technology and Employee Selection

chapter 39|19 pages

Technology and Employee Selection

An Overview
ByDouglas H. Reynolds, David N. Dickter

chapter 40|39 pages

Advancing O*NET Data, Application, and Uses

ByDavid Rivkin, Christina M. Gregory, Jennifer J. Norton, Denise E. Craven, Phil M. Lewis

chapter 41|18 pages

Cybersecurity Issues in Selection

ByDavid W. Dorsey, Jaclyn Martin, David J. Howard, Michael D. Coovert

chapter 42|18 pages

Modern Psychometric Theory to Support Personnel Assessment and Selection

ByStephen Stark, Oleksandr S. Chernyshenko, Fritz Drasgow

chapter 43|18 pages

Using Big Data to Enhance Staffing

Vast Untapped Resources or Tempting Honeypot? 1
ByRichard N. Landers, Alexis A. Fink, Andrew B. Collmus

chapter 44|20 pages

The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Selection Models and Research

Mobile Devices and Gamification as Exemplars
ByWinfred Arthur, Dennis Doverspike, Ted B. Kinney, Matthew O’Connell