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Improving the effectiveness of workplace training: The value of situational judgment tests

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 3 July 2017




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


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Training and development is widely recognized as a critical factor in organizational success. It is thus normal for organizations to invest substantially in the quest to extract maximum value from the talent they have at their disposal. To this end, most firms will use an array of different learning techniques. However, wise operators will also be on the lookout for original approaches that could help give them an advantage over the competition. Perhaps, situational judgment tests (SJTs) might fit the bill in this respect. Evidence confirms that SJTs are proven for such as personnel selection and organizational psychology. In the context of training though, the methodology remains under-explored by comparison. This is despite their use as an assessment tool prior to training or afterwards.

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(2017), "Improving the effectiveness of workplace training: The value of situational judgment tests", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 31 No. 4, pp. 30-32.



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