One of the biggest challenges facing organizational researchers is convincing practitioners to adopt evidence-based personnel selection practices such as the structured interview. In this study, we examined the effects of nontraditional validity metrics and numeracy by presenting validity information about the structured interview to audiences with differing amounts of interview experience (students, working adults, and hiring managers). The results indicated that nontraditional metrics were associated with higher understanding, more positive attitudes, and greater perceptions of the usefulness of the structured interview. These effects were constant across differing levels of numeracy. Additionally, the results revealed that nontraditional metrics result in more positive perceptions because they facilitate greater understanding. Nontraditional metrics were, however, less effective when audiences had interview experience. These results can be leveraged by practitioners and researchers who are interested in more effectively communicating validity information about the structured interview.
Voss, Nathaniel M. and Lake, Christopher J.
"Communicating Validity Information to Differentially Experienced Audiences: The Effects of Numeracy and Nontraditional Metrics,"
Personnel Assessment and Decisions: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/pad/vol6/iss2/3