Accession Number : ADA289908

Title :   Personnel Enlistment Testing, Job Performance, and Cost: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 91-Nov 93,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Harris, Dickie A. ; McCloy, Rodney A. ; Dempsey, John R. ; DiFazio, Ani S. ; Hogan, Paul F.

PDF Url : ADA289908

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The goals of this project were to (1) describe existing military selection and classification procedures, (2) formulate a set of alternative models, (3) develop an evaluation framework and associated criteria for comparing the cost-effectiveness of alternative models, and (4) assess the feasibility of the evaluation procedures Previous reports addressed the first three goals. This report describes the pilot test of a cost-effectiveness model to evaluate alternative selection and classification models. The Selection and Classification Evaluation Model (S&CEM) considered both desired level of performance and the costs of obtaining that performance goal The S&CEM combined performance prediction equations with training, compensation, and recruiting costs. Next, a linear programming algorithm was used to solve for the most cost-effective mix of recruits that would meet the performance goal. The effectiveness and efficiency of a single-stage simultaneous selection and classification model were demonstrated by evaluating four test batteries. The value of each test battery was estimated as the cost necessary to meet a fixed performance goal Strengths and weaknesses of the S&CEM are discussed. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *PERSONNEL SELECTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, JOB TRAINING, COST ANALYSIS, ARMY PERSONNEL, COMPARISON, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, RECRUITING, PERFORMANCE TESTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, QUALIFICATIONS, CLASSIFICATION, PILOT STUDIES, JOB ANALYSIS, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE