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Personnel Selection

  1. Neal Schmitt

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0672

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Schmitt, N. 2010. Personnel Selection. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

Author Information

  1. Michigan State University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Personnel selection represents an attempt to identify knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KASO) that predict who from among a group of job applicants will perform some job well. Because the objective of personnel selection is to make accurate inferences about some job behavior or outcome, these efforts begin with knowledge and/or theories about job performance.


  • selection;
  • job performance;
  • KASOs;
  • validity