Selection or training? A two-fold test of the validity of job-analytic ratings of trainability
Decisions to use selection devices or training are typically based on subject matter expert (SME) judgments concerning the trainability of job components, including tasks and knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs). The studies reported here examined the validity of SME trainability judgments from two perspectives. We found that (1) different SME groups' judgments related differently to actual learning changes in KSAOs covered in a training program and (2) sources of variability thought to be unrelated to the job influenced trainability ratings. Implications for the selection of SMEs in job analysis applications intended to determine the trainability of various job components are outlined.
Job analysis, Rating accuracy
Jones, Robert G., Juan I. Sanchez, Gowri Parameswaran, Jeanne Phelps, Carol Shoptaugh, Marie Williams, and Steve White. "Selection or training? A two-fold test of the validity of job-analytic ratings of trainability." Journal of Business and Psychology 15, no. 3 (2001): 363-389.
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