Evaluation of an Army Recruiter Selection Program
Final rept. Nov 1987-Nov 1988
WEISS (HOWARD M) WEST LAFAYETTE IN
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Effective selection of recruiters is essential to the success of the recruitment function. To meet this objective, a Recruiter Selection Battery- Experimental RSB-X was developed and was administered to over 400 recruiter selectees who entered the Army Recruiter Basic Course during May and June 1985. This report documents the results of analyses that examine the ability of the RSB-X and other recruiter characteristic data awards, personal characteristics, longevity, type of appointment to recruiting duty, etc. to predict recruiter success. Results of these analyses suggest that personality components and background data gathered by the RSB-X are generally not predictive of recruiter performance or turnover. Bio-data measures allowed for a tentative profile of the productive and tenured recruiter. The utility of any selection device in todays recruiting market precludes the effective use of selection testing for prospective recruiters. Keywords Test development, Army personnel.
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