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This area provides you with helpful material and knowledge base article from either creating or evaluating testing and assessment methodologies and or systems to ideas for implementing them.
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The college degree is a useless overqualification

Why do we overqualify candidates using education as a mandatory requirement?-

Everyone, Please Please humor me a sec whilst I do some math here..

As it stands, today, according to the United States Census Bureau, less than 31%  the American Population, 25 years or older,  has reached the educational attainment of either a bachelor's degree or higher.   - this includes our amazingly huge baby boomer / Generation Y populations.

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Why You Shouldn’t Believe Employees Who Say They Can Multi-task

Do you find yourself constantly distracted? Your attention constantly divided, jumping from one task to another?  Does every day feel like you’ve been really busy but not really productive?

Who Multi-tasks…and how?

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Why use Skills Testing?

Organisations want to be able to hire, the right person, first time. A 2010 report predicted the global recruitment market to be worth more than $369 billion by 2014, with much of the expense falling into the hands of business looking to recruit. For this reason, businesses are looking more and more at pre-employment screening.

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The Seven Sins of Performance Reviews

peterlancSome time ago I did some work with a consultant friend of mine. We were talking about how we could “enthuse” managers to hold their “one on one reviews” with their department employees.

We wondered why this key business activity was not “habitual” A phrase we coined on many HR polices and practices we found that we were not grounded in daily routine. Here is what we found!

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Is It Possible to Accurately Test Candidates for Accuracy?

irawolfeDo a quick search through job classified ads and it is very likely that accuracy (often veiled as “detail orientation”) will show up as a required skill or trait in at least half of the jobs. The subsequent question then becomes:  how can hiring managers accurately assess if the candidate has the ability to dot the I’s and cross the T’s?

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Leadership Assessments – An Overview

jennifervmillerHow do you know if you’re an effective leader?

One way to find out is to take a leadership assessment. There are thousands of assessments on the market, so the challenge is finding the one that best fits your needs.   Here is an overview of leadership assessments to help you make an informed choice.

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TESTING AND ASSESSMENT: AN EMPLOYER’S GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICES

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PURPOSE of the GUIDE

In today’s competitive marketplace and complex legal environment, employers face the challenge of attracting, developing, and retaining the best employees. Michael Eisner, CEO of the Disney Corporation,recognizedtheimpactofpersonneldecisionsonabusiness’bottom-linewhenhe remarked, “My inventory goes home every night.”

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HCX Facts

Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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