This assignment will require you to consider essentially all aspects


This assignment will require you to consider essentially all aspects of personnel psychology.1. Create a job description (JOB: LICENSED MEDICAL ASSISTANT)

  • There are 5 parts to a job description (see slides 11 and 12 of the “Job Analysis” powerpoint).
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2. Describe the relevant criteria for the job analyzed in Step 1.

  • How will you measure performance for the job?
    • Will you use a single global criterion, a composite criterion, multiple criteria, etc.
    • If using performance ratings, describe who will be rating.
    • If using multiple or composite criteria, be sure to list all the different parts being used or factored in.
  • Are there any other criteria you might look at? (OCBs, CWBs, absenteeism, etc.)

3.What screening and selection tools will you use?

  • Think carefully here—don’t just list all the tools we went over in class!
  • Describe how each screening/selection tool is related to the job; be specific
    • For example, if you’re using a personality inventory as a selection tool, describe which traits will predict which aspects of performance (e.g., “the Agreeableness factor of personality will be related to the individual’s ability to work well with their coworkers”)
  • How will applicants be processed through the selection system?
    • Will there be multiple hurdles? If so, what tools will you use at each phase?
    • Will you combine various predictors (i.e., multiple regression), use cutoffs for each predictor (i.e., multiple cutoff), etc.

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