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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP8082783, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1087, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EMPLOYEE SELECTION
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit


ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/06 Psychology of Work and Organisations 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 VIANELLO MICHELANGELO (Presidente)
DALLA ROSA ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
1 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 VIANELLO MICHELANGELO (Presidente)
DALLA ROSA ANNA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Previous basic knowledge of personality traits, intelligence and psychological testing is needed.
English reading proficiency (level B2) is preferred.
Target skills and knowledge: - Describe the main processes of personnel evaluation and assessment and how personnel selection fits within them
- Understand the different organizational needs that justify Job Analysis and the assessment of individual differences in the workplace.
- Knowledge of a model of job performance.
- Knowledge of the steps toward an effective selection.
- Knowledge of the predictive validity of constructs and methods for personnel selection.
- Being able to conduct a Job Analysis.
- Being able to plan and conduct a personnel selection.
- Being able to plan and conduct a situational interview for personnel selection.
Examination methods: Knowledge and planning abilities will be evaluated by means of a written examination with multiple choices questions.
Abilities will be evaluated by means of the practical activities that the students will conduct.
Assessment criteria: Students' mastering in personnel selection will be based on their understanding of the key knowledge and skills and their ability to apply them thoughtfully and autonomously.
Pragmatically, student's performance will be assessed on the basis of accuracy and completeness of students' answers.
Course unit contents: 1) The human resource evaluation system and its interactions with the training and compensation systems.
2) A model of job performance.
2) The steps of a personnel selection.
3) Job Analysis.
4) Job Specification.
5) Predictive validity of the main selection tools and constructs.
6) Situational Interview.
7) Worksample.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: An initial assessment of students' knowledge and skills will be used to fine-tune learning activities. The course will be very practical, students will be required to practice their skills both in presence and at a distance.
Main learning activities include lecturing, discussions, flipped classroom, simulations, videorecording, shared writing (wiki).
Additional notes about suggested reading: Books will be integrated by materials available in the Moodle lab of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gerhart, B, & Wright, P. M., Gestione delle Risorse Umane. Milano: Apogeo, 2012. capp. 3, 4 e 5. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Flipped classroom
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Decent Work and Economic Growth