Comparing 5 Assessments That Aim to Develop Employees

Comparing 5 Assessments That Aim to Develop Employees

The Value of Personality Assessments For Hiring & Beyond Pre-employment personality tests help managers make good hires, but personality tests can also be useful tools to help your employees learn to be more productive and effective at their jobs, work better in...

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Which Pre-Employment Tests Should I Use?

Which Pre-Employment Tests Should I Use?

Comparing 4 of Your Options The process of making a good hiring decision is a blend of art and science. The art of making a hiring decision involves experience, perception, and insight on the part of hiring managers. The science part of the equation can be precise and...

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Pandemic Ushers in New Trends in Hiring

Pandemic Ushers in New Trends in Hiring

While hiring trends change over time, 2020 brought new challenges for employers with little lead-time to prepare. Many of those changes resulted in hiring trends that will continue throughout 2021 and beyond. How Has the Work Environment Changed? Some changes caused...

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Introverts vs. Extroverts in the Workplace

Introverts vs. Extroverts in the Workplace

Introversion and extroversion are likely two of the most widely discussed personality characteristics of all time. There are shelves full of books written about extroversion and introversion; a myriad of TED Talks given; and dozens of online tests that evaluate...

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Are Pre-employment Personality Tests Fair?

Are Pre-employment Personality Tests Fair?

There are those who question the validity and fairness of pre-employment personality tests. Some also have concerns about whether personality tests help or harm diversity and inclusion when hiring employees. To put some of those fears to rest right away, Resource...

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5 Key Strategies for Hiring During COVID-19

5 Key Strategies for Hiring During COVID-19

The average number of applicants per job continues to be its highest since 2013 due to COVID’s higher-than-average unemployment rates. Pair this with the skill shortage in the marketplace, and the result is a large number of candidates who are not qualified for the...

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3 Risks to Avoid When Using Pre-Employment Tests

3 Risks to Avoid When Using Pre-Employment Tests

Whether you are considering pre-employment tests for hiring, or already use them in your hiring process, it is wise to be aware of the risks associated with using them. First, though, we’ll cover a few benefits of pre-employment testing to balance the scale. The costs...

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4 Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover

4 Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover

Among the most painful things a company can experience is high employee turnover – sometimes referred to as “revolving door syndrome.” While employee turnover likely will remain a challenge for companies, there are ways keep it under control. The Cost of an Employee...

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Social Media: Part of the Hiring Decision?

Social Media: Part of the Hiring Decision?

Online social media sites provide opportunities for employers who want to recruit potential employees, but they also present significant challenges if employers want to use them for screening and background checks. Checking employee job...

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5 Ways for Employers to Spot a Bad Hire Before It Happens

When applying for a job, some applicants will be a good fit and some won’t. It is a hiring manager’s job to weed out the best candidates with as much evidence as they can find – sometimes from hundreds of applications. Often, a candidate’s resume doesn’t paint a...

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4 Advantages of Using Pre-Employment Tests When Hiring

What can organizations do to improve their recruiting processes and select the best talent? A few quick-hit improvements include: Stepping up the job description and requirements shown on job boards Improving interview techniques Strengthening the screening process by...

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Testing Best Practices: Dealing With Disabilities

Testing Best Practices: Dealing With Disabilities

This post is part of an ongoing series about assessment testing best practices. Click here to view other posts in the series. Discrimination: Not something that an employer wants to be accused of. Luckily, as far as assessment testing goes, there is little reason to...

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Testing Best Practices: How To Use The Test Results

Testing Best Practices: How To Use The Test Results

This post is part of an ongoing series about assessment testing best practices. Click here to view other posts in the series. If you want to have a happy, productive team, then you must always do your best to ensure that you are hiring smart, hard-working employees...

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Testing Best Practices: Showing Results

Testing Best Practices: Showing Results

This post is part of an ongoing series about assessment testing best practices. Click here to view other posts in the series. From kindergarten through college and beyond, we have to take tests. But taking a test in school and taking a test as part of a job...

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Testing Best Practices: When Should I Test a Job Candidate?

Testing Best Practices: When Should I Test a Job Candidate?

This post is part of an ongoing series about assessment testing best practices. Click here to view other posts in the series. The Internet has transformed our lives. The political world seems to be experiencing one revolution after another. The rising generation of...

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What is “Validity” in Personality Assessments?

What is “Validity” in Personality Assessments?

The validity of a pre-hire assessment is the extent to which the assessment is well-grounded in research and corresponds accurately to the real-world dimensions it claims to represent; in short, validity is the degree to which a test measures what it is supposed...

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What is “Reliability” in Personality Assessments?

What is “Reliability” in Personality Assessments?

Reliability of measurement refers to consistency of measurement. Other synonyms for reliability are repeatability, reproducibility, precision, dependability, fidelity, accuracy, and generalizability. Suppose you wanted to test the reliability (or, if you will, the...

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Increase the Odds of Hiring an Outstanding Performer

Increase the Odds of Hiring an Outstanding Performer

If only every employee you hired could be a high performer. Or, the better statement may be, “I wish I could predict who the high performers would be before I hired them!” Here’s one strategy for changing the way you hire today to increase the odds of selecting...

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7 Traits of Employees that STAY

7 Traits of Employees that STAY

Big turnover costs big dollars.  When employees stay, you save. The Problem As a business owner or manager, very few things feel worse than constant turnover. It’s demoralizing to both you and your staff, and we’re all aware of the thousands of dollars it takes...

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