Ethical, Legal, and Business Issues in Multiple Hurdle Selection
When developing a selection process, a personnelconsultant must consider criterion measures that are fair and valid forapplicants. There are no mandates to follow either the multiple hurdleor the composite model; rather, the circumstances will indicate that onemodel may be more appropriate in a given situation. The Society forIndustrial and Organizational Psychologys Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection (2003)advocates using multiple criteria and methods in selection. Inconsidering multiple methods and criteria in selection, the consultantmust decide if prospective job candidates are to score above a specificcutoff point on each assessment (multiple hurdle model) or achieve acomposite weighted score across all assessments (composite model). Usingmultiple assessments ensures greater coverage in covering jobrequirements, but there is a cost (Pulakos, 2005). Compare the ethical,legal, and business issues that may arise by using one assessment versusmany.
For this Discussion, select one ethical, onelegal, and one business issue stemming from how predictors are orderedin a multiple hurdle selection system.
By Day 4
Post by Day 4 descriptions of theethical, legal, and business issues you selected. Then, select one ofthe issues and explain how it may affect a multiple hurdle selectionsystem. Finally, describe two potential effects on the personnelselection process and how you may address them. Provide concreteexamples and citations from the Learning Resources and currentliterature to support your post.
By Day 6
Respond by Day 6 to at least one ofyour colleagues who selected a different issue within the multiplehurdle selection system. Expand upon your colleagues post by suggestingan additional strategy to address the potential effect identified.