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Author Hardison, Chaitra M.

Title Recommendations for improving the recruiting and hiring of Los Angeles firefighters / Chaitra M. Hardison and 10 others.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource.
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Series [Research report] ; RR-687-LAFD
Research report (Rand Corporation) ; RR-687-LAFD.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Firefighter recruitment and outreach strategies -- The 2013 firefighter selection process -- Statistical analysis of the selection process -- Recommendations -- Appendix A. Key considerations in evaluating the selection process -- Appendix B. Defining critical firefighter tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics -- Appendix C. Outsourcing the written test for entry-level firefighters -- Appendix D. The impact of change variability in simple random sampling -- Appendix E. Mathematics and examples of key considerations for stratified sampling.
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Summary In 2014, the City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office sought assistance from the RAND Corporation to find ways to improve the process the city uses to hire firefighters into the Los Angeles Fire Department. RAND conducted a three-month review of Los Angeles's firefighter hiring policies and practices, paying particular attention to their effectiveness and fairness. This report presents the results of that three-month effort. It reviews the city's hiring practices used in the 2013 hiring cycle and in place at the time of the study and outlines a recommended new firefighter hiring process that is intended to increase efficiency of the hiring process, bolster the evidence supporting the validity of it, and make it more transparent and inclusive.
Subject Fire fighters -- Recruiting -- California -- Los Angeles.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief.
Fire fighters -- Recruiting. (OCoLC)fst00925418
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Business & Economics.
Labor & Workers' Economics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Hardison, Chaitra M. Recommendations for improving the recruiting and hiring of Los Angeles firefighters. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2015 9780833088390 (DLC) 2015004176
ISBN 9780833088413 (electronic bk.)
0833088416 (electronic bk.)
9780833088390 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Report No. RAND/RR-687-LAFD
Standard No. AU@ 000054445356
DEBBG BV043619971
GBVCP 1008663263

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