Personnel selection is a process culminating in a decision to hire one or more applicants for employment and not to hire others. The decision to hire is one of a family of personnel decisions, including promotions and terminations, that should not be made without foundation. This review is concerned with 0066-4308/88/0201-0349$02.00 GUION & GIBSON the literature speaking to the foundations of such decisions and their evaluaÂ tion. Most of the span of this review covers publications of 1985 and 1986, with incursions on either side of those years. Two major documents have appeared: new Standards f Educational and or Psychological Testing (American Educational Research Association [AERA] 1985), the fourth in a series, and the third edition of Principles f Validation or and Use of Personnel Selection Techniques, (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology [SlOP] 1987). A comprehensive text on personnel selection has appeared, a revision of Staffing Organizations, now by SchneidÂ er & Schmitt (1986). Changes in these publications reflect changes in professional thought durÂ ing the preceding decade. Nowhere are these changes greater than in the treatment of validity and the general evaluation of tests and selection proÂ cedures. EVALUATION OF SELECTION PROCEDURES Testing experts increasingly question
Annual Review of Psychology – Annual Reviews
Published: Feb 1, 1988
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