Leading practitioners in the field of psychological assessment
approach the topic of psychological assessment in business from a
variety of perspectives in this handbook, which is designed to
acquaint human resource executives with the benefits of this type
of employee screening. Human resource consultants review the
elements of psychological testing, psychologists outline the
testing and evaluative process, and executives representing a
variety of businesses illustrate its effectiveness in case
examples. This approach demonstrates that the goal of psychological
assessment, successfully matching a prospective employee to a
particular job, can be achieved by using many different
The text is careful to emphasize the need for trained
psychologists to administer the assessment procedures and evaluate
the results. Managers at all levels are then advised how best to
utilize these results to minimize employee turnover. A typical
assessment profile, including the written report, illustrates the
nature of this valuable tool, and some of the oldest consulting
firms in the country--as well as companies which currently use
psychological assessments--describe its cost-efficiency in depth.
End of chapter bibliographies provide access to further examination
of the process and its applications, and the work concludes with a
look to the requirements of tomorroW's job market and how
psychological assessment can help meet those needs.
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