PROJECT II: SELECTION SYTEM DESIGN & EVALUATION
Overview. Imagine you are an I/O psychologist hired by Organization X to help them create a selection system for hiring pilots to fly commercial planes.
Organization X has undertaken a rigorous job analysis and tells you that the following characteristics are typical (and desirable) in selecting commercial pilots:
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I believe that the airport will have more legal issues from an incompetent pilot than from adverse impact accusations. Specifically, faculties resulted from an incompetent pilot will hinder an airport finically and affect its reputation more than legal cases resulting from gender/races discrimination. Another potential flaw is the difficulty for the rater to score all characteristics at once. Since there is only one predictor used, all characteristics must be scored correctly during the duration of this simulation. I had to take into account that the rater must be extremely well trained. In addition, to protect against rater errors, there would need to be multiple raters. This can be time consuming and expensive to train all the raters.
2. If you chose a hurdle system, in what order will your predictors be administered? If you are considering multiple predictors at once, how will you combine the data to make an overall judgment about each candidate? Why?
Since I am only conducting one predictor, all the data collected from the Work Sample will be used to judge the candidates. Assuming that the Work Sample means that each pilot is placed in a flight stimulator, all the necessary characteristics will be tested during this predictor. The pilot will have to “fly” the plane to a certain location, which will test their rate control, spatial orientation and