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

Report Date:

1994-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

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 SCEM considered both desired level of performance and the costs of obtaining that performance goal The SCEM 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 SCEM are discussed. AN

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE