The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Recruitment, Selection and Employee Retention


This authoritative Wiley Blackwell Handbook in Organizational Psychology focuses on recruitment, selection and employee retention. The editors have drawn on their collective experience in collating thematically structured material from leading thinkers and practitioners based in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Coinciding with growing international interest in the applications of psychology to organizations, the work offers a unique depth of analysis from an explicitly psychological perspective. Each chapter includes a detailed literature review that offers academics, researchers, scientist-practitioners and students an invaluable frame of reference. Coverage is built around competencies set forth by regulatory bodies including the APA and BPS, and includes job analysis, biodata, simulation exercises, online selection, talent management and assessment for leader development.

“This is an excellent collection of chapters, providing in-depth coverage of important topics in the recruitment, selection and retention of employees. The handbook provides a deep exploration of the theoretical and empirical foundations of personnel psychology, and offers many useful insights into the opportunities created by new technologies, as well as strategies for dealing with the challenges of a global and diverse workforce.”

Scott Morris
Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Psychology

“The Handbook of the Psychology of Recruitment, Selection and Employee Retention will be of great value to psychologists and scholars as well as human resource practitioners, as evidence-based practice grows in organizations. This comprehensive resource covers the essential knowledge in the field from talent attraction, assessment and selection, to diversity, work-life balance and retention strategies.”

Marcia J. Avedon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Communications and Corporate Affairs, Ingersoll Rand



Harold W. Goldstein is Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Baruch College, the City University of New York, USA. He has previously held teaching positions in the psychology departments at Bowling Green State University and New York University. His primary areas of expertise are in personnel staffing and equal employment opportunity issues, leadership development, and organizational culture.

Elaine D. Pulakos is President of PDRI and an internationally recognized contributor to the field of industrial and organizational psychology. In 2010 she received the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award from SIOP, where she has also served as President. She has published numerous articles on performance management, staffing and human resources best practices, and is the author of three books including Performance Management (2009).

Jonathan Passmore is Professor of Psychology at the University of Évora, Portugal, Managing Director of Embrion, a psychology consulting company, and one of the UK’s foremost leadership coaches with a wealth of private sector and academic experience. His prolific research, writing, consultancy and speaking have made him a recognized authority on coaching and organizational change. His many books include Excellence in Coaching (2006).

Carla Sofia Carrilho Lopes Santarém Semedo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Évora, Portugal, where she leads on occupational health psychology. She is responsible for teaching psychology at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level, and for coordinating the occupational health psychology research line. She also works as a consultant in evaluation and intervention in organizational psychology.


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