Category: Selection

Ethnic and Gender Discrimination When Reviewing Job Resumes

They say that recruiters look at job resumes for just a few seconds, but sometimes that’s all it takes for a job applicant to be categorized and judged accordingly. Some of these categorizations may not work out in the applicant’s favor, especially when stereotypes and group biases are in play. What situations are most prone to hiring discrimination, and what can organizations do to make sure they treat all applicants fairly?

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Emotional Intelligence Leads to Good Moods and Creativity in the Workplace

Emotional intelligence sounds like it’s good for lots of positive things, but can you believe that creativity in the workplace is among them? New research confirms this somewhat unexpected finding, and shows that it really makes a lot of sense. What does this mean for organizations, and how can you use this to foster creativity in your workplace?

Which Type of Personality Leads to Workplace Safety?

It is difficult for employees to completely separate their home lives from their work lives. Stress that develops at home can actually spillover into the work environment, which leads to negative health outcomes for employees and negative organizational outcomes. A new study shows why organizations need to be on the lookout for employees who are experiencing stressful events in their personal lives.

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The Strange Story Behind Situational Judgment Tests: What Do They Really Measure?

Normally, job applicants are given questions and they must supply the answers. For example, “What kind of animal would you be?”, and the job applicant says, “Hairy fungus beetle.” However, new research shows that sometimes job applicants could know the answers if the questions aren’t even asked. But how is that possible? Read on to find out a potential weakness of situational judgment tests.

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Intelligence Testing in Selection: New Developments

Intelligence testing is one of the oldest I-O psychology topics, and we know that intelligence is really good at predicting workplace success. Still, intelligence tests are not a panacea toward improving the workforce. For example, lack of diversity can occur if there is an over-reliance on these tests. But researchers have been working to develop a “smarter” breed of intelligence test. How has new theory been contributing to advances in intelligence testing?

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The Role of Storytelling in Effective Structured Job Interviews

Structured job interviews often include behavioral questions, where the applicant is supposed to talk about a time when he demonstrated a particular skill or ability. Storytelling is an important aspect of being able to answer these types of questions successfully. A new study explores the important role of storytelling in interviews and shows how to increase your likelihood of getting hired.

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Can Proctored Internet-Based Selection Tests Really Stop Cheating?

Organizations are starting to use proctored internet testing to decrease cheating on their pre-employment tests. It seems like a great idea – you can monitor applicants while they’re testing and it’s pretty hard for them to cheat. However, a new study shows why you might want to be cautious about using proctored internet tests in your organization.