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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 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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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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What Does Your Performance Rating Mean Personally?

ianwelshIf we are considering the annual type performance review, for most of us the reaction will be relief.  There may be a couple of areas rated high and a couple rated low, but if it balances out and our final score is average (competent) we are probably relieved.

 

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Are You Needlessly over-qualifying candidates? Need help to legally identify better skills?

businessenseUnintentionally H.R and Managers will frequently create and demand excessive experience and requirements within their open job reqs. They generally base these requirements upon their own personal subjective beliefs and opinions; Their Personal Wants, rather than focusing on what is actually Needed to get the Job done. 

 

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H.R, Employers, Recruiters - are you familiar with the O*Net Resource Center?

onet logoThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations.

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Uniform Guidelines of the Employment Selection Process - UGESP

questionfaqEmployers often use tests and other selection procedures to screen applicants for hire and employees for promotion. There are many different types of tests and selection procedures, including cognitive tests, personality tests, medical examinations, credit checks, and criminal background checks.

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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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