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How the latest developments in online skills testing and assessments can help your organization find and keep the best talent out there. RSS-Feed

How Can Behavioral Assessments Help You Make Better Hires?

Posted by Kelly Barcelos

Hiring new candidates to fill a certain role can often seem like a game of hit-and-miss. You hope you’ve made the right decision rather than costing the company more money, time, and resources by making a bad hire. But is there a way to take the guesswork out of it? Modern technology offers many solutions for better hiring, including online recruitment software that automatically filters applications based on quantifiable factors such as skills, education and experience. However, you should combine these tools with behavioral assessments to make sure you’re hiring the right candidate for each role. START TESTING WITH THE NEXT GENERATION OF BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENTS Here’s how behavioral assessments can help you improve hiring deci [...]
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The Best (and Worst) Tips for Managing Employees Older Than You

Posted by Chris Fields

Should you ever put a younger person in charge of older employees? How do you manage a team of people who are more experienced and older than you? Organizations need new employees and new leaders, but, sometimes, putting a younger or newer person in charge can cause quite a problem. New leadership makes some long-time employees feel insecure, which may cause them to shut down or try to sabotage their new leaders. New leaders are often thrown into the fire, unequipped and unprepared to manage an older and a more experienced team, so how does someone with less experience gain respect and lead employees who are skilled and older? START TESTING WITH THE NEXT GENERATION OF SKILLS ASSESSMENT SOFTWARE Worst Practices Before we discuss b [...]
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2018 Talent Acquisition Trends You Need to Know

Posted by Makeda Waterman

A human resource recruiters job will be full of innovation in the New Year. The Statistics Portal is projecting that 154 million employees in the United States will be employed in 2018. As organizations focus on ways to find younger and top-tier talent, work productivity in HR will increase as technology assists HR with time-consuming responsibilities. The next time you are invited to a meeting to improve the way your department functions, bring a few of these ideas with you. 1.Telecommute Work Opportunities In her Uptowork article, Natalie Severt writes about how work-from-home job opportunities help to engage and retain millennial workers. About 30 percent of the workforce works from home, and offering this flexibility as a recruit [...]
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Create Equitable and Culturally Responsive Assessment Tests

Posted by Chris Fields

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Here is a challenge for you: Try to produce a skills test that is both equitable and culturally responsive. It may sound simple, but designing a skills assessment that does not disparately impact one group or another is impossible. It simply can’t be done, right? All tests are culturally biased, are NOT equitable, and lend themselves to SOME sort of bias, don’t they? This is a hot topic with today’s multicultural workforce, and HR is in the middle of the conversation. The Importance of Equitable Testing Human resource professionals are tasked by their companies and clients to find, recruit, and acquire the best talent in the labor force. One of the ways HR professionals do this is by administering talent assessment tests to candid [...]
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Built To Find Your 2018 Star Employee – eSkill Skills Testing

Posted by Eric Friedman

eSkill is a trusted expert in online skills testing for assessing the skills of job candidates and current staff. Employers like GE, Coca-Cola, 1-800 Contacts, and Paychex use eSkill to accurately assess their candidates for faster and better fitting hires, or to determine who needs specific training. If your job involves hiring, you know that your core challenge is… meaningfully prioritizing tens, hundreds, or even thousands of applications. Selecting the best candidates at each step in the process in a fast, data-driven, and compliant way is a goal for any competitive organization. Keywords and resume claims are tough to substantiate, and most available tests are unwieldy and not fully relevant to the job. If your selection [...]
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Personalized Employee Training: Time to Join the Trend

Posted by Eric Friedman

The Association for Talent’s 2016-State-of-the-Industry-Report found that an average of $1,252 is spent per employee for training and development. In addition, this report shows that employees spend 33.5 hours in training. There’s no denying the importance of training in the workplace today, and more companies are adopting training systems to help their employees grow and acquire new skills. The new trend is to offer personalized training that’s tailored to each employee’s needs and goals. Through personalized training, employees can learn what they need to learn at their specific experience level and according to their personal career path. Start Testing with the Next Generation of Skills Assessment Software A critical respo [...]
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5 Interview Questions to Determine the Motivational Profile of a Candidate

Posted by Lisa Perrin

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How would you like to have a few magical interview questions that give you insights about a candidate’s behavior that skills testing can’t? It is said that attitude and behavior are what make a person stay with a company. Skills can be trained, but attitude and personality come from within—so, I want to share with you five short questions you can use in a 15-minute interview to determine whether a person has the right attitude, motivation, and behavior that match a job position. The truth is that, despite all the skills tests developed, one thing is still hard to measure. And that is… Motivation. When people talk, they not only transmit ‘raw’ information, but they also teach you a few lessons about themselves. More precis [...]
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How to Stop Candidates from Gaming the Interview Process

Posted by Chris Fields

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Breaking News! People lie during job interviews. Some companies also lie during job interviews, but we’re not discussing lies, per say, today, we are discussing “gaming the interview.” You may be wondering what that even means. Well, gaming the interview happens when a candidate doesn’t flat out lie yet gives a response that can be misinterpreted to get the job. For example, if you ask candidates why they want the position, they might say, “I am passionate about this kind of work.” Well maybe they are, but you can’t prove passion, and the word “passion” has become an overused cliché. What is Gaming the Interview? “Gaming the interview” is not the same as the gamification of the hiring process. Some companies do [...]
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