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Recruitment and Selection
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Recruitment and Selection
Strategies for Workforce Planning & Assessment

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April 2019 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The workforce is changing and talent management is more important than ever. Recruitment and Selection: Strategies for Workforce Planning & Assessment unpacks best practices for designing, implementing, and evaluating strategies for hiring the right people. Using a proven job analysis framework, author Carrie A. Picardi uses her academic and industry experience to teach students how to assess candidates in an accurate, legal, and ethical manner. With clarity and relevance, this book truly bridges theory and concept with practice in an engaging manner and will benefit students who need to hit the ground running to successfully manage workforce needs and activities in a myriad professional settings.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Introduction to Workforce Planning and Assessment
What is “Work”? The Organization of Work and Jobs

 
The Evolution of Work Structure

 
Organizing the Work: Jobs and Job Families

 
The Logistics of Work

 
Strategic Job Redesign and Its Benefits

 
The Role of Human Resources in Workforce Planning and Assessment

 
Organizational Best Practices: Spotlight on Job Rotation at HSBC

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
2. Legal Compliance and Ethical Considerations
Legal Compliance in Workforce Employment Decisions

 
U.S. Legislation and Equal Employment Opportunity

 
Assessment of Legal Compliance in Workforce Employment Decisions

 
Ethical Employment Considerations

 
Organizational Best Practices: Embracing Workforce Diversity at MasterCard

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
3. Job Analysis and Design
Phase 1: Identify the Job to Examine

 
Phase 2: Determine Appropriate Information Sources and Collect Job-Related Data

 
Phase 3: Organize and Analyze Data

 
Organizational Best Practices: Discovering Data in New Places—Job Analysis Leverages Social Networking Tools

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
4. Job Description and Competency Model Development
Job Descriptions in a Perfect World

 
Job Description Structure and Format

 
Competency Models

 
Organizational Best Practices: Examining Global Leader Competencies at McKinsey & Company

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
5. Job Evaluation
The Job Evaluation Process

 
Step 1: Obtain Job KSAOs, Qualifications, Working Conditions, and Essential Duties

 
Step 2: Examine Compensable Factors Using the Rating/Weighting Evaluation Method

 
Step 3: Add Factor Points Together to Determine Overall Job Value

 
Spotlight on Hay Group—Pioneer in Job Evaluation

 
Determining Compensation using Job Evaluation Data

 
Legal and Ethical Considerations for Job Evaluation

 
Organizational Best Practices: Behind the Scenes of an Online Salary Survey—Payscale’s Data Methodology

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
6. Recruitment Strategy
Factors Affecting Recruitment

 
Recruitment Strategy: An Internal Approach

 
Recruitment Strategy: An External Approach

 
Recruitment Legal and Ethical Considerations

 
Organizational Best Practices: Groupon’s Innovative Recruitment and Its People Blog

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
7. Selection and Interview Strategy
Interview Strategy and Process

 
Developing Effective Interviewers

 
Legal and Ethical Considerations in the Interview Process

 
Organizational Best Practices: A Holistic Interview Process at Whole Foods Market

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
8. Selection: Simulations and Assessment Centers
Simulations

 
Assessment Centers

 
Legal and Ethical Considerations for Simulations and Assessment Centers

 
Organizational Best Practices: Spotlight on Vodafone’s Assessment Center Strategy

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
9. Selection: Employment Testing
History of Testing in Occupational Selection

 
Assessment of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 
Personality Assessment

 
Honesty and Integrity Assessment

 
Administration of Tests and Assessments

 
Test Score Interpretation for Selection Decision Making

 
Validity and Reliability of Testing Measures

 
Legal and Ethical Issues of Employment Testing

 
Organizational Best Practices: Identifying Strengths and Talents, the Facebook Way

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
10. Making the Hire—Final Assessment of Candidate–Job Fit
Biodata and Application Forms

 
Spotlight on Technology: Implications of Using Social Media Content in Hiring Decisions

 
Background Checks

 
Reference Checks

 
Preemployment Testing

 
Making a Job Offer

 
A Final Word: Transitioning from Job Candidate to Employee

 
Organizational Best Practices: Technology-Driven Reference Checks? There’s an App for That

 
Chapter Summary

 
Key Terms

 
 
Appendix
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

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Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

 

  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer flexibility when creating multimedia lectures so you don’t have to start from scratch but you can customize to your exact needs.
  • Test banks in Word format provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.

“If you are searching for a textbook that has the perfect balance of breadth and depth of the topics covered in staffing—then please consider adopting Picardi’s textbook. Additionally, and more importantly, it is also perfect blend of theory and practice as every chapter ends with thought provoking application based material such as case analysis etc. in addition to the ancillary materials provided by the author for both students and faculty.”

Veena P. Prabhu
California State University Los Angeles

“Picardi provides an easy-to-read and follow text that covers all the major elements of the recruitment and selection process while providing practical applications and opportunities.”

Matthew A. Fuss
Geneva College

“The strength of this text is the emphasis on the importance of the job analysis and how it flows throughout the staffing process.”

Carl J. Blencke
University of Central Florida

“Written by a seasoned practitioner, this book is full of real-world insight into staffing and recruiting. The text is accessible to the student or new HR practitioner working to understand the strategic and aspects of recruiting, along with the necessary compliance considerations and great how-to tools throughout.”

Laura L. Sankovich
Capella University

“The book is very informative on staffing with relevant examples from several organizations.” 

Pramila Rao
Marymount University

“An excellent “how to” approach for recruitment and selection.  This textbook develops skills that transfer learning to the work environment, which translates to saving time, money and resources for the individual and organization.”

Joanne W. Hix
Dallas Baptist University

The text is very good. It has good academic content and cases.

Ms Laura Salas Arbelaez
Business Administration, Universidad Del Valle (US BU)
April 23, 2019
Key features

KEY FEATURES:   

  • A focus on job analysis underscores the critical importance of job analysis to the entire recruitment and selection process.
  • 'How-to" Tools and Forms present real-world samples of HR forms and descriptions for designing and developing various HR systems.
  • Legal and Ethical Implications integrated throughout the text reinforce the importance of making compliant legal and ethical hiring decisions.
  • “Spotlight On…” features show how real-world companies like Groupon, Whole Foods, and Facebook are attracting and choosing the best job candidates.

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