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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management Dessler 3e Fundamentals of Human Resource Management Gary Dessler ISBN 978-1-29202-370-0 Third Edition 9 781292 023700 Pearson Education Limited Edinburgh Gate Harlow Essex CM20 2JE England and Associated Companies throughout the world Visit us on the World Wide Web at: www.pearsoned.co.uk © Pearson Education Limited 2014 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without either the prior written permission of the publisher or a licence permitting restricted copying in the United Kingdom issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, Saffron House, 6–10 Kirby Street, London EC1N 8TS. All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. The use of any trademark in this text does not vest in the author or publisher any trademark ownership rights in such trademarks, nor does the use of such trademarks imply any affiliation with or endorsement of this book by such owners. ISBN 10: 1-292-02370-8 ISBN 13: 978-1-292-02370-0 British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Printed in the United States of America 142 Selecting Employees From Chapter 6 of Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, 3rd edition. Gary Dessler. Copyright © 2014 by Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. 143 Selecting Employees overview: The Basics of TesTing and selecTing employees in this chapter, Using TesTs aT Work we will cover . . . inTervieWing candidaTes Using oTher selecTion TechniqUes MyManagementLab® Improve Your Grade! Over 10 million students improved their results using the Pearson MyLabs.Visit mymanagementlab.com for simulations, tutorials, and end-of-chapter problems. Knowledge Base learning oBjectives When you finish studying this chapter, you should be able to: 1. Define basic testing concepts, including validity and reliability. 2. Discuss at least four basic types of personnel tests. 3. Explain the factors and problems that can undermine an interview’s usefulness, and the techniques for eliminating them. 4. Explain how to do background checks on job candidates. 5. Explain the basics of how to develop and extend a job offer. Source: Lou Linwei/Alamy introduction It is said that Google gets about one million job applications per year, and hires less than 1% —1 out of 130, to be exact.1 Google isn’t necessarily looking for the smart- est or most technically adept employees; more importantly, they want people who fit in with Google’s creative, flexible, open-minded culture. To find out if a job can- didate is a great fit, Google devised some interesting job interview questions. For example, “A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?”2 (The answer is at the end of the next paragraph.) 144 Selecting employeeS the Basics of testing and selecting employees

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