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How Can I Prove the Employee Assessment is Working? [Video]

Posted by  Ted Kinney, Ph.D.

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Understandably, clients often are tasked with proving the ROI of employee assessments. In this vlog, we start with a skit where the "client" asks a question we commonly receive:


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What Can Personality Really Tell Us About Job Candidates?

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

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If you’re new to the field of selection, you might be wondering why assessing for personality is a common tool used in the hiring process. While most selection systems will also include other steps in their process as well, assessing personality is almost always recommended at some stage of your process. Here are the main reasons why.


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Do Your Goals Motivate and Engage Your Employees?

Posted by  Cassandra Walter

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The new year is here, and that means it’s time to set new goals – new year, new goals. Setting goals is a great and efficient way to engage your employees. It gives them direction and motivation as well as a clear frame of reference for success. However, not all goals are created equally. Some goals are more motivating than others. Below are four recommendations for how you can set motivating goals for your employees.


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The Top 10 Human Resources Articles of 2017

Posted by  Claire McCue

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The overhaul of performance management, AI, the rise of the gig economy, HR and recruitment automation, prioritization of the candidate and employee experience, gamification, and millennials becoming the majority workforce are just a few of the changes that 2017 brought to the workplace.


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4 Ways to Increase your Emotional Intelligence

Posted by  Jessica Petor

I recently read an article about 12 ways millennials can increase their emotional intelligence (EQ) at work. Sure, millennials are younger and have more room to grow, but everyone can benefit from tuning up their EQ, so I found myself considering what employees in any generation can do to increase their EQ. 

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Top Benefits You Should Prioritize to Retain Employees

Posted by  Claire McCue

In the current work climate, we’ve seen a shift away from our work lives being separate from personal lives; our work lives blend into our personal lives - and vice-versa - mainly due to technology advancements. While these technology advancements allow us to be effective in both our work and personal lives, they have also lead to a major trend toward finding the perfect “work-life balance.” A key to finding that balance is through the benefits that employers offer to employees.benefits to retain employees


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Outliers: An Analysis Challenge in Employee Assessment Validation

Posted by  Mavis Kung, Ph.D.

Growing up, I was an outlier. I was short, chubby, wore red glasses, listened to music by artists unknown to my friends, did not practice Buddhism, and was nerdy. I felt that I was different from everyone else – and not in a particularly good way. I just did not fit into the mainstream. I was a complete outlier from stereotypical image of Asian teen girls. 


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The Secrets of Employee Retention - Why I’m Still Here

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

Amie_Lawrence.jpgI recently celebrated my 17-year work anniversary with Select International. Seventeen years with the same company. I type it and I can’t believe it. After an internship right out of graduate school, I joined Select International as my first professional job using my graduate degree. I have watched colleagues come and go. I have watched my graduate school friends move from job to job and company to company. Yet, I’m still in the same place. I realize this is rare and have spent some time thinking about why I’m still here.


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How to Make Your Employee Selection Process Mobile-Friendly

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

Mobile devices are everywhere!

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As a society, we use mobile devices for everything that we do, from shopping lists, to monitoring our children’s whereabouts, to setting our thermostats remotely; mobile devices have become our constant relied-upon tool for navigating our world. This begs the question, why would seeking a job be any different?


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Could I/O Psychology Have Predicted Tom Brady's Potential Before He Was Drafted?

Posted by  Ted Kinney, Ph.D.

football-field.jpgTom Brady is a great quarterback. There is no question about that. As painful as it is to admit, given that I am a die-hard Steelers fan, I have to say that he is certainly (at least) one of the greatest I have ever seen. His success cannot be questioned.

What I do find interesting about his success is that many say that it was surprising or unpredictable. In other words, people in the media cite that Tom Brady was a mediocre high school quarterback who had to take it upon himself to gain interest from colleges. Reporters tell stories about how he had to split time with Drew Henson during his junior and senior years at Michigan. And, how many times did we hear during and after the Super Bowl that Tom Brady was a 6th round pick and that nobody saw his success coming?


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