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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (9 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471974730
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471974734
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.7 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Robert Wood has been a researcher, an academic and a business psychologist. Whatever he has written he has enjoyed doing, perhaps especially the three novels comprising the Moving Deckchairs trilogy. Mackem Mayhem is an autobiography about growing up in the North East and incidentally about a stint in Jamaica. In the late Sixties and early Seventies he attended the University of Chicago, living in an apartment just down the road from where Barack Obama would grow up. Taking off in the summer was imperative but with Illinois plates marked 'Land of Lincoln' was it a good idea to take a trip down south to places like Chattanooga? Imagine the reception. Then there were the 'dry' one-horse towns where the one horse left last night and where prohibition hadn't ended, never mind the Civil War. But he and his family survived and having written the technical stuff (his first book appeared when he was 27) and his memoir and his novels and his short stories he now writes walking books.

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Much has been written on the various methods of recruiting and selecting staff, including how competencies, increasingly the building blocks of the recruitment and selection process, fit in. What, however, the personnel professional faced with recruiting wants to know is how to apply these mysterious methods. This book aims to do just that. Specifically, it provides a step–by–step guide for the recruitment, selection and assessment of candidates and includes: the best practice aspects of recruitment and selection the practical considerations important when implementing a process leading edge, unreported methods developed in the field. HR managers will find this enlightening and instructive book enormously useful in their day–to–day functions. "For what is principally billed as a guide, the authors have provided a comprehensive and up to date collection of recruitment and selection practices with some valuable critiques of some of the more mysterious processes in use." Richard Donkin, Financial Times "Overall, it was refreshing to read a book that comes down firmly on their (competencies) side it forces you to take a fresh look at your current practices and to question how they are used." Sue Simons, People Management

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By rod.webb@pdc-online.co.uk on 23 Jun 2000
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As someone with over 5 years experience of competency based selection interviewing, I wasn't sure if I would gain much from reading this book. I did - not only does it provide a practical approach to competency based interviewing but it explains the rationale for each step as well, and has given me some new ideas and approaches I can adopt. All this was achieved in a clear and easy to understand way. The chapters on assessment centres have been extremely useful too. This one is definitely remaining close to hand.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Darren Priest on 15 Aug 2005
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I've experienced competency based recruitment in my organisation and hated it.I only bought this book to pick holes in the system. However, it has shown me that my organisation is doing an awful lot of things right and that is its implementation that is at fault. This book has given me a real insight into how the system can be improved and also how I can best sell myself within the system. Buy it if you use, implement, or just feel a victim of competency based recruitment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SteveC on 10 Dec 2010
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I purchased this book as a reference to enable me to design an interviewing skills workshop. Although I have operated in the recruitment industry and now run a training business, I found the straight forward and practical style of this book extremely refreshing, offering some very useful structures for interviewing that would be of benefit to the regular recruiter or the manager who occassionally has to appoint a new member to his or her team.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Dec 1999
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In the era of "Strategic Human Resources Management", this study is a new breath for recruitment and selection process.
As written by Wood and Payne, "the book effectively falls into four sections :
* the context of recruitment and selection.
* attracting and sifting candidates.
* assessing candidates.
* decision making and evaluating."
To reinforce and dramatize what they are saying, Wood and Payne are going to run a case study throughout the book.
I highly recommend this invaluable book to HR practitioners.
(Reviewed by FreeImage HR Consulting / a division of T.B. FreeImage HR Group, Istanbul, Turkey)
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This book is more appropriate for those who are doing the interviewing, although it does give a potential interviewee an idea of how these type of interviews work.
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