Measurements to Aid in Choosing Employees for a Job

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The measurement of performance, measurement of predictors, the G (general intellect or ability), and personality should be taken into consideration when choosing an individual for a specific job or team. Using just one of these instruments has the potential to break the connectivity and workability of the organization or team. Measurement of Performance The measurement of performance has been an ongoing theme stretching over decades. Since the 1900s, individuals have tried to measure different aspects of performance. In the early 1900s, accounting standards were the first step towards performance standards (Yadav, Sagar, & Sagar, 2013). In the 1920s, the return on investment (ROI) was developed by Du Pont calculations, which are still used in order to tell the financial health of the organization (Yadav, Sagar, & Sagar, 2013). Within years came the cost accounting initiatives, the Tableau De Bord (marriage between financial and non-financial measures), social accounting, strategic management accounting, Quality award and business excellence model, activity based costing, BSC, and the triple bottom line (Yadav, Sagar, & Sagar, 2013). In 1992, Robert Kaplan and David Norton published an article on balanced scorecards, which allowed organizations to format and interpret their performance and gain insights on the performance of their organizations (Fibuch & Arif, 2013). This scorecard was the first time the alignment of many metrics such as human resources, process data, and customer data could be measured along with the financial metrics (Fibuch & Arif, 2013). Kaplan and Norton suggested that most organizations should consider four different aspects of the organization, including the customer, learning and growth, internal busi... ... middle of paper ... ... Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(6), 1074-1094. Retrieved from http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=71347082&site=eds-live&scope=site Korunka, C., Kessler, A., Frank, H., & Lueger, M. (2010). Personal characteristics, resources, and environment as predictors of business survival. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 83, 1025-1051. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1348/096317909X485135/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false Murphy, K. (1996). Individual Differences and Behavior in Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey Bass. Yadav, N., Sagar, S., & Sagar, M. (2013). Performance measurement and management frameworksResearch trends of the last two decades. Business Process Management Journal, 19(6), 947-971. doi:10.1108/BPMJ-01-2013-0003

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