5. Employee Selection in Times of Change

  1. Gerard P. Hodgkinson BA, MSc, PhD Professor Director Fellow editor-in-chief psychologist3 and
  2. Dr. J. Kevin Ford BS, MA, PhD Professor Fellow4
  1. Chockalingam Viswesvaran1 and
  2. Deniz S. Ones2

Published Online: 1 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470661628.ch5

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2010, Volume 25

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2010, Volume 25

How to Cite

Viswesvaran, C. and Ones, D. S. (2010) Employee Selection in Times of Change, in International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2010, Volume 25 (eds G. P. Hodgkinson and J. K. Ford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470661628.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Psychology, 135 Psychology Research Building, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 48824, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, Florida International University, University Park Campus, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, N218 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0344, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 12 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470682593

Online ISBN: 9780470661628



  • employee selection in times of change;
  • individuals, organizations, nations and our world - facing monumental challenges;
  • industrial, work and organizational (IWO) psychology;
  • setting the stage - predominant selection model;
  • traditional constructs in personnel selection - general mental ability (GMA), personality and integrity;
  • forces of change - influencing personnel selection in organizations;
  • predictors used in employee selection;
  • effects of response distortion by respondents - effects on criterion-related validity and construct validity;
  • professional associations - guidelines for effective testing on Internet


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Setting the Stage: the Predominant (?) Selection Model

  • Forces of Change Influencing Personnel Selection in Organizations

  • Attracting a Qualified Pool of Applicants

  • Predictors used in Employee Selection

  • A Trending Concern in Employee Selection: Response Distortion in Psychological MeasuremeNt

  • Documenting and Addressing Diversity Challenges in Employee Selection: Group Differences in Predictor Scores

  • A Challenge Rooted in Technological and Globalization Trends: Equivalence of Scores

  • Conclusions

  • References