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HR in the Digital Era: Opportunities and Challenges

Posted by  Amber Thomas

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"In response to the rapid acceleration of globalization and technology, organizations today are recognizing the need to 'go digital.'"

In the session at SIOP 2018, Due for an Upgrade? The Future of I-O Psychology and HR in the Digital Era, several experts from major companies reviewed challenges and opportunities facing the Human Resources and Industrial Organizational Psychology fields in the digital era. Here are the highlights from their session: 


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The Future of Employee Assessments: Predictions from SIOP

Posted by  Lindsey Burke

future of employee assessmentsThe future of employee assessments was a big trend at the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) annual conference in 2018. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, automation...you name it, it was discussed. Many employers and assessment creators have an interest in how these “tools of the future” can further enhance the predictiveness of current selection systems, but much of this is still unknown as we have only just begun in these areas compared to other assessment methodologies.


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3 Ways A Validation Study Makes Your Employee Selection Process Better

Posted by  Steven Jarrett, Ph.D.

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All organizations need to measure the effectiveness of their selection tools. Some may not know what a validation study is and that it’s available to provide a significant benefit to your selection process, or some may think the only time to conduct one would be if there are legal challenges. However, there are many reasons to conduct a validation study that are not directly related to legal challenges. A criterion-related validation study examines the scores on a pre-employment assessment and how they correlate with performance on the job, such that one would expect that individuals who score higher on your assessment tool perform better on the job than individuals who scored lower on the assessment. This process can be used not only on assessments, but any part of your selection process.


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What Shouldn’t Change in Your Hiring Process Despite Low Unemployment

Posted by  Ted Kinney, Ph.D.

What Shouldn’t Change in Your Hiring Process Despite Low Unemployment.jpgRecruiters and hiring managers have it tough, especially lately. While the record low unemployment rate is a positive trend for the U.S., attracting talent in this climate is no easy feat. There aren’t as many people looking for jobs, so companies have to capitalize on the available talent that they do get access to. This sometimes leads organizations to the knee-jerk reaction that the selection process needs to be easy and steps should be eliminated in order to reduce a candidate's time in the process to nearly nothing. 


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A Mobile-Friendly Assessment Process Helps with Hiring for Diversity [Video]

Posted by  Ted Kinney, Ph.D.

mobile friendly assessment processMore than 8 in 10 internet users used their mobile phone to access the web regularly in 2017. This has an impact on your hiring process in that offering online and mobile applications will bring you a higher candidate volume, increase the candidate experience, and portray your company as up-to-date on technology trends. But, there are some less commonly recognized benefits to using mobile assessments. 

 


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What Does it Really Mean to Have A Valid Employee Assessment?

Posted by  Jaclyn Menendez

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As a consultant and project manager, it’s my job to recommend the right tool for my clients’ hiring needs. I also get to answer their questions about why these tools are the best fit. And without exception, there is one question that I get asked more often than any other: Is this assessment validated?


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These Metrics Prove that Your Assessment Process Works [Video]

Posted by  Ted Kinney, Ph.D.

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As a follow up to last week's vlog, How Can I Prove the Employee Assessment is Working, we're back this week with another similar common client question:


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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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