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King & Lawley: Organizational Behaviour

Chapter 8: Web links

‘The Pret behaviours’ (p239)

More about Pret-a-Manger, its recruitment and selection processes, and ‘Pret behaviours’ can be read at: http://www.pret.com/jobs.

Job descriptions and person specifications (p240)

The following links from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, a UK Government ministry, gives advice on putting together documents such as job descriptions and person specifications. It includes templates for and examples of these documents.

Careers and employability (p242)

P242 suggests that employability can be increased by researching and gaining information about the recruitment and selection process. University careers services often have useful information about this, with details about things such as putting together a CV.

The careers service at Nottingham Trent University is an example of this http://www.ntu.ac.uk/careers/index.html. Have a look also at similar websites for your own university.

Keirsey’s temperament sorter (p248)

The following link is to a section of the Keirsey website where the 16 Myers-Briggs groupings are analysed in terms of their main characteristics, famous people with that personality type, and linked to jobs appropriate for that personality type.

Online personality tests (p253)

Many personality tests, such as Myers-Briggs and Keirsey, are commercial products which are expensive to purchase and administer. There are, however, some shorter versions of the tests which can be accessed online for free:
The HumanMetrics Jung Typology Test™ is a version of the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory test, and will give you your four-letter score.