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Building Better StudentsPreparation for the Workforce$
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Jeremy Burrus, Krista Mattern, Bobby D. Naemi, and Richard D. Roberts

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199373222

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373222.001.0001

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Workplace Readiness and Personnel Selection

Workplace Readiness and Personnel Selection

Setting the Stage

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Building Better Students

Paul R. Sackett

Philip T. Walmsley

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This chapter addresses four principal topics. First, it provides an overview of definitions for the concept of workplace readiness and presents a summary set of dimensions on which these definitions differ. Second, it presents overarching themes describing personnel selection procedures in work organizations. The chapter focuses on the design and use of selection systems, with an emphasis on factors affecting personnel selection strategy decisions, such as choices about organizationally valued criteria and contextual factors such as selection ratios. Third, the chapter summarizes efforts to identify and converge on a substantive taxonomy of workplace readiness model content, with an emphasis on the attributes in readiness models. Fourth, it presents recent integrative research as an example of one avenue for investigating the importance of personality attributes as they relate to workplace readiness. This final section describes work that drew on consideration of many of the topics presented throughout the chapter.

Keywords:   personnel selection, workplace readiness, 21st century skills, career readiness, employment testing, personality testing, job performance

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