Workshop 5 (Half Day)
Here to Stay: Implementing Selection Programs that Last
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Do your companys senior managers understand the importance of
professional selection? What role testing can and should play? The added value testing
provides? And even if they do understand, do they think you can get them there
"yesterday"? In this Workshop, two pros will describe successful selection
programs at Sears and Motorola, summarize learnings, and provide integrated
recommendations. Furthermore, they will ask participants to describe their own barriers in
this area and will facilitate a discussion on how to overcome those barriers.
Recently, Sally Hartmann was responsible for constructing and
implementing a new entry-level management selection process for Sears. Her overall goal
was to design, package, and implement a fully integrated, up-to-date, highly professional,
valid selection process that could and would be widely used by hiring managers with
varying degrees of sophistication in testing. One component of the project was to develop
and validate a new management selection test to replace Sears highly regarded and
long-used Executive Test Battery. Sally will describe the background and development of
the new Management Selection Toolkit, and its validation and implementation. She will
share her strategies for selling the new selection tests to potential users, training test
administrators in their use, and orchestrating the acceptance of the new testing program
as part of the selection program for Sears managers.
Don will describe a highly successful selection-testing program
implemented globally at Motorola under his direction to select hourly manufacturing
workers. He will describe the development of the program, the new test battery itself, the
validity research conducted, and the tests implementation in his organization. He
will also share with participants his process for conducting an ROI utility study for the
new test battery which was highly effective in selling the test battery to executives and
which won for his group Motorolas highest honor, the CEO Quality Award.
This Workshop should be of interest to any in-house or consulting
practitioners who want to improve their success rate in demonstrating the value of
selection programs within organizations. Participants will come away with in-depth
information about two state-of-the-art selection testing programs and will have been able
to share ideas with other participants about strategies for creating and implementing
selection programs that last.
Sally Hartmann received a Ph.D. in I-O psychology from the
University of Illinois at Chicago in 1982 and joined Sears in 1984. In her current
assignment as Vice President, HR Planning and Research, she and her team consult with all
parts of the corporation on selection and performance management processes, multi-rater
feedback systems, attitude survey programs, senior level succession planning, and various
other initiatives. She has been deeply involved in Sears transformation efforts and
provides direct support to Sears balanced scorecard reporting system. Sally served
as chair of SIOPs Education and Workshop Committee for 3 years.
Don Moretti is Corporate Director of Strategic Human Resources
Selection and Assessment with Motorola, based at Corporate Headquarters in Schaumburg,
Illinois. Don and his team provide global leadership and management of Motorolas
testing, selection, and skills assessment programs. Along with his team, Don was recently
awarded Motorolas highest honor, the prestigious CEO Quality Awardonly the 5th
given in HR Motorola historyfor work on the ROI of Skills Testing. A graduate of
Elmhurst College, Don earned his M.A. in experimental psychology and his Ph.D. in I-O
psychology from DePaul University in Chicago. Dons background includes both teaching
and senior consulting experiences prior to joining Motorola. He currently serves as a
reviewer for the International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Consulting
Psychology Journal, and the Journal of Business and Psychology.
Coordinator: Rog Taylor, State Farm Insurance Company
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