Despite the fact that internal job candidate assessment is a critical staffing function, many companies conduct internal staffing poorly. Because employees are "known" by their managers and organizations, there can be a mistaken assumption that we do not need to be systematic or deliberate about promotions or transfers. This can be particularly problematic in smaller firms where most employees regularly work with each other and feel that they know each other's capabilities. This is not true, and organizations of all sizes need to think strategically about how they assess employees and staff. In Assessing Internal Job Candidates, some of the primary goals of internal assessment are discussed, followed by a review of various assessment methods. This book considers two internal assessment models and ways of evaluating the effectiveness of an internal assessment system.
Other Titles in the Staffing Strategically Series:
- Assessing External Job Candidates
- The Legal Context of Staffing
- Staffing Forecasting and Planning
- Staffing to Support Business Strategy
Table of Contents:
- Internal Assessment Goals
- Internal Assessment Methods
- Career Planning
- Internal Assessment Models
About the Authors:
Jean M. Phillips, Ph.D., is an associate professor of human resource management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. Dr. Phillips is a current or former member of several editorial boards, including Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Management. She is also the co-author of the college textbooks Managing Now! (2007) and Strategic Staffing (2008), and consults in the areas of recruiting and staffing, linking employee surveys to organizational outcomes, and team effectiveness.
Stanley M. Gully, Ph.D., is an associate professor of human resource management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. He is a current or former member of the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Management. He is the co-author of Strategic Staffing (2008) and consults in the areas of recruiting and staffing, employee engagement, team effectiveness, and organizational learning interventions.
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