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Clearly there is much room for improvement in hiring practices. But there are signs of progress. 92 Another positive sign is the growing use of assessment centers for succession planning and their emergence for CEO selection. qxd 10/5/06 10:49 AM Page 37 Best Practices in Leader Selection 37 Realizing Selection System Objectives Fulfilling the promise of best practices in leader selection must go beyond popularizing more valid selection tools in organizations. Attention must be paid to meeting all the criteria for selection systems laid out at the beginning of this chapter.
They are usually completed by applicants and reviewed for accuracy by their managers. They require descriptions of actual behavior, organized by important competencies. Career achievement records have several advantages, particularly in restructuring (and often downsizing) situations when internal candidates are applying for positions in an organization pointing in a new strategic direction. Candidates are given a voice in the selection process, which helps them perceive it as fair. These measures often replace poorly constructed performance data for experienced candidates who are being screened for transfer or promotion.
CANDI DATE ACCEPTANCE. Organizations should naturally favor selection methods that cost less and can be administered quickly and easily. 18 The level of investment in a selection system needs to be weighed against its potential payoff. For many organizations the cost of selection may have less of a bearing on evaluations of efficiency than speed, particularly for external EFFICIENCY. qxd 10/5/06 10:48 AM Page 17 Best Practices in Leader Selection 17 hiring. 19 Leader selection in the future will likely be increasingly dependent on computer technology, which enhances not just efficiency but reach.
The Practice of Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders by Jay A. Conger, Ronald E. Riggio