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.
In the past, the advent of greater access to computers and the Internet inexorably changed the methods by which organizations recruited talent, and also the way in which possible hopefuls searched for and applied to these organizations. A new study suggests that assessment via mobile phone could be the wave of the near future.
A new study suggests that certain personality traits may be able to predict manager burnout. Guess which ones they are.
Everyone wants to be more productive, but no one has a time machine. When there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything, how do you set priorities, so that you can increase your productivity without the quality of your work or life suffering? Could it be as simple as a new assessment that helps identify the low value tasks you perform every day?
Does a candidate’s feelings about a company’s selection testing process affect their job performance, if hired? According to a new study, the answer to this question is: Yes. Does that mean you need to redesign your selection tests? Probably not. However, there are factors to be aware of when developing or administering a selection test.
You want to hire the best. To get superior employees, your company does its homework on each potential candidate. Unfortunately, calling references isn’t that effective. Phone conversations just don’t provide accurate, consistent data. How can you improve the process? A new survey designed by Cynthia Hedricks and her colleagues may be a step forward in solving the professional reference problem.
In this recent study, Honkaniemi et al. (2013) set out of explore whether a job applicant’s personality type is associated with his/her reactions – including perceptions of fairness and face validity – to the selection process. Results question whether personality types should be included in models and analyses investigating applicant reactions.
Have you ever taken a personality test as part of a hiring process and found your mind wandering? Where did it go? Did you wonder how to best answer the questions to secure the job? Or did you ponder why puppies are just so damn cute? Or why the Flock
Topic: Selection, Assessment Publication: Human Performance (2009) Article: Not much more than g? An examination of the impact of intelligence on NFL performance Authors: B.D. Lyons, B.J. Hoffman, & J.W. Michel Reviewed By: Scott Charles Sitrin, M.A. In most work, intelligence is a key a predictor of job performance. But
Topic: Selection, Assessment Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (JUN 2012) Article: Cross-cultural Examination of Applicant Reactions to Selection Methods: United States and Vietnam Authors: Hoang, T.G., Truxillo, D.M., Erdogan, B., and Bauer, T.N. Reviewer: Neil Morelli Over the past several years I-O psychologists have become more interested in