Its Measurement and Validity for Employee Selection

Authored by: Leaetta Hough , Stephan Dilchert

Handbook of Employee Selection

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138915190
eBook ISBN: 9781315690193
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In our 2010 chapter, we noted that “personality variables have had a roller-coaster-like ride in employee selection” but predicted “a more stable and sanguine future as evidence continues to mount documenting the importance of personality variables as determinants of individual- and team-level performance” (Hough & Dilchert, 2010, p. 299). Indeed, this has occurred. Greater recognition of the role personality plays in individual, group, and organizational outcomes has resulted in more sophisticated thinking about personality variables and their role as determinants (predictors) of individual, team, and organizational outcomes. As a result, more personnel selection batteries include personality variables to enhance prediction of important work-related outcomes.

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