School

York UniversityDepartment

Human Resources ManagementCourse Code

HRM 3470Professor

Mary Jo DucharmeThis

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Validity – getting at the truth. The best performance of an individual

that aligns with company’s strategy. Are we getting at what we need to

get at?

The goal of a selection system is to:

•Goal is to hire most qualified applicant

•Must know what KSAOs are required – known by doing a

thorough and accurate job analysis

•Should be based upon testing methods not a gut feeling

Effective Recruitment & Selection:

Identifies applicants with appropriate KSAOs: Knowledge, Skills,

Abilities, Other

Descriptive Statistics

Mode – the most frequent

Mean – the average

Median – middle score

Range – the difference between the highest and lowest scores

Standard Deviation – computed measure of how much scores vary

around the mean

Correlation

We need to correlate our selection system with performance on the

job.

• Relationship between two variables – smoking and cancer

• Does not imply one variable causes another – ice cream sales

higher, crime higher. Correlates with weather, doesn’t mean

they cause each other

• Correlation coefficient (r) - Ranges from -1 to +1 : -0.9 strong

negative correlation, +0.9 strong positive correlation

Positive correlation – a relationship between 2 variables where as

one variable increases, so does the other. Smoking and cancer.

More studying, better grade.

Negative correlation – a relationship between 2 variables where

as one variable increases, the other decreases. As number of

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children you have increases, satisfaction with marriage, job and

life decreases.

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