Implications of Methodological Advances for the Practice of Personnel Selection: How Practitioners Benefit from Meta-Analysis

Academy of Management Perspectives, 21(3):6-15

10 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2014

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Le Huy

TUI University

In‐Sue Oh

Temple University - Department of Human Resource Management

Jonathan A. Shaffer

University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business

Frank L. Schmidt

University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business

Date Written: August 2007

Abstract

We discuss how meta-analysis, a method for synthesizing research findings, can meaningfully impact personnel selection practices. Specifically, we review important changes in professional and legal practices from the past 30 years resulting from meta-analytic findings. The implications of using meta-analysis methods for evaluating utilities of selection procedures and for assessing relative predictive capabilities of three popular selection tools (general mental ability tests, personality tests, and structured interviews) are further discussed. Based on these implications, we propose that meta-analysis can play an important role in bridging the gap between academic research and organizational practices.

Suggested Citation

Huy, Le and Oh, In-Sue and Shaffer, Jonathan A. and Schmidt, Frank L., Implications of Methodological Advances for the Practice of Personnel Selection: How Practitioners Benefit from Meta-Analysis (August 2007). Academy of Management Perspectives, 21(3):6-15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401094

Le Huy

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Frank L. Schmidt

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