The U.S. Merit Systems Protections Board (MSPB) just released a great, easily digestible, report on job simulations.
The report includes several things, such as:
- Job simulations defined and advantages/disadvantages
- Types of job simulations (SJT, work samples, etc.) and concrete examples
- Benchmark data on satisfaction with candidate quality as well as how federal agencies currently use simulations (just don't look at GPA compared to job knowledge tests in Figure 2)
- Survey data on why simulations aren't used more often in the federal government (time and expertise, sadly, were the top reasons)
- A 5-step strategy for using job simulations
- References to support the use of simulations (and good selection in general)
A great, free resource for anyone wanting to learn more about one of the best selection mechanisms you can use. And particularly relevant as more and more organizations move to using training and experience (T&E) questionnaires as their first (quick but not particularly valid) hurdle.