Selection of Warehouse Employees Using a Weighted Application Blank

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The purpose of this study was to develop a weighted application blank (WAB) which would aid in the selection of employees who would be more likely to remain on the job for 3 months or more. The 31 biographical items for long- and short-tenure employees were compared to see which items differentiated. A somewhat improvised approach which compared trends of both groups (weighting group N = 169, holdout group N 89), produced five items which were significant at the .05 level and resulted in a 70% improvement over the previous method of selection. The long-tenure employee could be described as ... continued below

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v, 36 leaves: ill.

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Parker, Larry L. May 1977.

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The purpose of this study was to develop a weighted application blank (WAB) which would aid in the selection of employees who would be more likely to remain on the job for 3 months or more. The 31 biographical items for long- and short-tenure employees were compared to see which items differentiated. A somewhat improvised approach which compared trends of both groups (weighting group N = 169, holdout group N 89), produced five items which were significant at the .05 level and resulted in a 70% improvement over the previous method of selection. The long-tenure employee could be described as a slightly older (20 years or more) married person who lives close to the job, less educated (8th grade or less), and who can list three references.

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Parker, Larry L. Selection of Warehouse Employees Using a Weighted Application Blank, thesis, May 1977; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504218/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .