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Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

Posted by  Mark Rogers

Countdown.jpgAs the blog editor here at Select International, I spend a ton of time writing and editing blog posts. It's what I do, and this year I'm particularly proud of the results we've seen from our blog. Subscribers, views, and share counts have all increased drastically, and I think that's a result of our goals for the blog. Our goals for Select Perspectives aren't to sell or promote our products, we created the blog to help educate, inform, and sometimes entertain our readers. We've done a pretty good job of that this year.

But enough about us. It seems like this time of year is always a good time for a countdown. With that in mind, we wanted to count down our most popular blog articles of 2015, just in case you missed any. Starting with number 5...

5) Is Emotional Intelligence Important for Job Performance?

This blog post was written by Jessica Petor, a research analyst on our R&D team. If you're unfamiliar with emotional intelligence, you'll definitely want to read this one. Jessica discusses how emotional intelligence (EQ) may be more important than IQ when it comes to evaluating job performance.

4) Interview Tips: 4 Questions to Never Ask a Candidate

As the title suggests, this post is about interviewing. There is so much good and bad advice out there about interviewing. Technically, the 4 questions on this list are legal to ask, but they won't actually help you gain any insight into whether the candidate will perform well in the job that you're interviewing him or her for.

3) What Is I/O Psychology and How Can It Help You Hire?

Any good employee assessment is backed by science - the science of industrial/organizational psychology to be exact. This article gives you a good explanation of what exactly I/O Psychology is, why it's important, and how this science helps companies hire and retain talent.

2) 5 Things You Didn't Know About Industrial/Organizational Psychology

One of our Ph.D. Consultants, Alissa Parr, wrote this one, and it's one of my personal favorites from 2015. I/O Psychology is quickly becoming a popular profession, in fact it was the fastest growing job of 2014, but there are still many people who don't exactly know what it is. This article helps clear that up.

1) How to Conduct a Job Analysis

Job analyses are at the center of what we do. Prior to the implementation of any employee assessment, a job analysis should be performed. This post describes the process and steps we take to ensure the job relevance and legal defensibility of the assessments we implement.

So there you have it, our top 5 most viewed blog posts from 2015. I also want to thank you - our readers - for taking the time to read and share all of our blog posts! We have big plans for our blog for 2016 so stay tuned!

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Mark Rogers

Mark is a digital marketing expert who specializes in human resources and leadership content.

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