Rocket-Hire: Helping You Navigate the Pre-Employment Screening, Testing, and Assessment Universe

Events Archive

Selected past webcasts and speaking engagements include:


Webcast (with Dec 20 — Trends in pre-employment assessment usage and evaluation: 2010/11 Survey results: Join Rocket-Hire president, Dr. Charles Handler for an informative webcast that will provide background information on the value proposition for assessments as well as a review of key survey results about how companies are using assessment tools.

Corporate Sourcing Leadership Exchange. Oct 28. Arlington, Virginia: Base camp session — “Measure twice, hire once: Winning strategies for using pre-employment assessment tools to ensure quality of hire.” Join Dr. Charles Handler for this interactive session covering best practices for ensuring ROI from pre-employment assessment.

HR Technology Conference & Expo. Oct 3-5. Las Vegas, Nevada: We will be attending; contact us to schedule a meeting.

Serious Games and Virtual Worlds: The Next I/O Frontier. April 16: Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. Panel discussion covering innovations in employment simulations.

A Four Step Approach to Ensuring ROI from Pre-Employment Assessment, April 19 Webcast with Dr. Handler boils all the confusion about assessment down to four simple steps to ensure that your company's assessment program is aligned with best practices and delivers value.

ERE Pre-Conference Workshop, March 23. ERE Spring Expo, San Diego, CA. Moving From Test to Experience: The Value Proposition for Using Assessments to Support Your Employer Brand.


The Future of Assessment: Simulations move us from "test" to "experience", November 17. Webcast with Kenexa and HCI. Charles and Ben Hawkes of Kenexa discuss the latest in assessment simulation technology and its impact on the modern hiring process.

The Yin/Yang of pre-employment assessment, balancing science and practicality in your talent acquisition strategy, October 20 – 21, Atlanta, GA. Talk presented October 21st 8am at the Thought Leadership Institute’s Corporate Sourcing Leadership Exchange.

Hiring Manufacturing Staff in the 21st Century: A Fundamental Shift in Skills, November 4. How do you hire successfully in the current marketplace? Find out by joining this eSeminar, hosted by talent assessment leaders PAN and Pearson. Industry expert Charles Handler will show you how to evolve your hiring methods to better sync with the shifting environment.

HR Technology Conference and Expo, September 29 - October 1, McCormick Place, Chicago. Dr. Handler will be demonstrating the latest Virtual World Simulation Assessment at the Kenexa booth.

Simulations and the Future of Assessment- Session at Kenexa World Conference, September 21 – 23, Philadelphia, PA. Breakout session showcasing the latest developments in detailed and immersive assessment simulations.

25th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, April 8-10, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Handler will participate in the following panels:

Webcast with Dr. Ken Lahti of PreVisor “21st Century Assessments: The Future is Now.” March 31.

Webcast with Human Capital Institute: “Leadership Hiring Assessments: What’s New and What Works.” March 30.

Webcast with Lou Adler, John Sullivan, and Dr. Tom Janz: “The Great Debate – Does Interviewing Accuracy Really Improve Quality of Hire?” March 25.

March 15-17: attended the 10th Annual ERE Spring Expo, San Diego, CA.

Human Capital Institute Webcast (with Ken Lahti of PreVisor), February 2010. 21st Century Assessments: The Future is Now: This webcast showcases the latest updates in state-of-the-art assessment tools and techniques.


3rd Annual Australasian Talent Conference. Sydney, Australia. May 2009.

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Developing an Assessment Strategy for Selecting High Performing Candidates in Tight Economic Markets.
  • Presentation: Should Organizations Change their Assessment Methodology in Tough Economic Times?

Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology 24th Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. April 2009.

  • Handler, C.A. (2009). Lessons Learned From Hourly Level Selection Assessment Implementation. Chair of Panel Discussion.
  • Handler, C.A. (2009). From Job Analysis to Selection to Development: Technology Facilitating Innovation. Discussant for Symposium.


Getting the Most from Online Pre-Screening Questions: Tips for Strategy and Process- Webinar with

Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology 23rd Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. April 2008.

  • Handler, C.A. (2008). Current Issues in Internet Assessment–The Providers’ View. Panelist.
  • Handler, C.A. (2008). The Role of Job Analytics in Productization of Pre-employment Assessment. Presenter in C. Murphy (Chair) Practical Considerations and Future Directions in Job Analysis and Specification.
  • Handler, C.A. (2008). Trends in Employee Selection: Expectations for the Near Future. Presenter.


ERE Spring Expo. San Diego, CA. April 2007.
Screening and Assessment: Best Practices and Metrics. Pre-conference workshop.

ERE Expo Europe. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. November, 2007.
Globalization & Assessment: Using Competency-based Pre-employment Assessment Tools to Help Create a Unified, Global Corporate Culture. Pre-Conference workshop.

Screening and Assessment: How Today's Leading Companies Are Leveraging These Tools. Webinar with ERE.

Customized Skill Assessments: How Job-Based Tests can make your Screening Process More Effective and Defensible. Webinar with eSkill.

Dispelling Common Assessment Myth. Webinar with Psymax Solutions.

Recruiting and Your Bottom Line. Measuring the Financial Impact of Enterprise Recruitment Management. Webcast with the Human Capital Institute.

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