Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Helen E. Linkey
Leonard J. Deutsch
The following study examined the ability of a weighted application process to predict tenure of employees working at a behavioral health center. Because the company considered the application process a three month period, the weighted application instrument included information from the application form and data taken from the first three months of employment (personal history information, training data and performance appraisal data). The job applicants employed with the company less than eight months were considered low tenure employees. The job applicants employed with the company longer than eight months were considered high tenure employees. Application instrument weights were created and applied to the holdout groups for the short-tenure and long-tenure employees. Quadrant analysis was performed on the data and it was found that the weighted application instrument resulted in a 20% increase in differentiating between high-tenure and low-tenure employees.
Applications for positions – Methodology.
Beirne, Jimmy, "Predicting Direct Care Staff Tenure: The Development and Use of a Weighted Application Process" (1997). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1559.