Development of Performance Indicators for the Selection and Promotion of Corps Managerial Talent.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The primary objective of the research reported here was to develop a set of preliminary selection and promotion techniques to optimize the quality of the managers responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Army Corps of Engineers. Eight procedures were developed to provide information in four areas. The first area focuses on the job itself and the activities of the position. The Job Activities Description is a questionnaire providing information on the importance of and time spent on relevant job activities. The second area is relevant to the candidates for an open position or promotion and obtains specific information about performance characteristics. Three separate procedures are described for gathering such information peer rankings, ratings by immediate supervisors, and ratings by second-level supervisors. The third area is also relevant to the candidates but involves information about personal characteristics. Again, three separate procedures are described the Biographical Inventory Form V2, the Biological Sketch, and the Interviewing Guide. The fourth area concerns the total organization and the jobs place within it. This information is provided by the Management Audit Survey, which assesses the organizations climate by surveying all employees. These instruments have been developed over the past 3 years, and pilot data have been collected. The procedures are now ready for field testing. Author
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