Accession Number : ADA303843

Title :   Use of Computer Simulation Modeling to Assess Utilities of Personnel Classification Decisions.

Descriptive Note : Final technical paper, Jan 92-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : ORGANIZATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INC ATHENS GA

Personal Author(s) : Ladd, Robert T. ; Lance, Charles E. ; Stennett, Robert B. ; Kuddisch, Jeffrey

PDF Url : ADA303843

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : Limitations to traditional approaches for assessing utilities of human resource interventions (e.g., selection procedures) are noted and computer simulation modeling (CSM) is described as a more general and flexible alternative. To establish the fidelity of CSM as an alternative to analytic utility models, results presented previously on a Time-to-Proficiency (Tn)) model were replicated using CSM in Study I. In Study II, a CSM of an interdependent four-job system was developed in order to evaluate tradeoffs in job outcome associated with alternative personnel classification policies. Results supported the ideas that (a) human resource interventions (e.g., implementation of a selection system) in one job cannot be reviewed in isolation independently of their effects on other interdependent jobs, and (b) system-wide, rather than individual-job payoffs, represent more appropriate optimization criteria for interdependent multiple-job systems.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *DECISION MAKING, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *CLASSIFICATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, POLICIES, HUMAN RESOURCES, COST ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, LIMITATIONS, PRODUCTIVITY, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, PERSONNEL SELECTION, PROFICIENCY, INTERVENTION, JOB ANALYSIS, WORK MEASUREMENT, APTITUDES.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE