UPDATE: Friday March, 18th

Dear participant,

The first lecture in the course Personnel Assessment was supposed to be held on Thursday March 19th. However, as you probably have heard Hanken has decided to suspend all on-campus activities, incl. lectures, for the time being because of the Corona virus. As a result, the lectures have been cancelled.

Instead the course will be given largely as a self-study course. An email has been sent out today to all those who have registered. In this email you will find more information and the enrolment key. If you have registered, but not received this email, please contact me.

I apologize for the changes, but I am sure we can together make the best out of the situation and I hope the course will still be a rewarding learning experience. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Best regards,


Welcome to Personnel Assessment!

This course focuses on advanced personnel assessment issues, from both theoretical and applied perspectives. The course covers issues related to psychological testing and biases in assessment. Many contemporary issues in recruitment, selection, and appraisal that offer special challenges to the personnel practitioner are also included. The focus is on theories such as social identity, social categorization, gender roles, and implicit prejudice.

This is an advanced level course and it is expected that participating students have basic knowledge about recruitment, performance appraisal, diversity, social perception, and decision-making. These aspects are, for instance, covered during basic courses in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. This course is the fourth in the People Management-track in Management and Organization, which consists of the following courses: 1) Leadership, 2) Gender, Management and Organisation, 3) Strategic International Human Resource Management and 4) Personnel Assessment.