ROCKET-HIRE EXPLORER E-newsletter

Rocket-Hire provides expert analysis on the latest news from the
pre-employment screening, testing, and assessment universe.


SEPTEMBER 2010

What's new at Rocket-Hire?

2010 SURVEY

We need your input!!!

Our annual Assessment Usage Survey is up and ready to go. If you are an end user of pre-employment assessment tools we want to hear from you. Our survey takes only a few minutes to complete and your input will help us to understand and share the latest info on assessment usage trends. Look for the results here and on ERE in the fall of 2011 (or see last year’s survey results PDF)

Take our survey

EVENTS

Simulations and the Future of Assessment- Session at Kenexa World Conference

September 21 – 23, 2010

Philadelphia, PA. Breakout session showcasing the latest developments in detailed and immersive assessment simulations.

HR Technology Conference and Expo

September 29 - October 1, 2010

McCormick Place, Chicago. Dr. Handler will be demonstrating the latest Virtual World Simulation Assessment at the Kenexa booth Time: 1pm till expo close on Sept 29-30.

The Yin/Yang of pre-employment assessment, balancing science and practicality in your talent acquisition strategy

October 20 – 21, 2010

Atlanta, GA. Talk presented October 21st 8am at the Thought Leadership Institute’s Corporate Sourcing Leadership Exchange.

ARTICLES
ERE

Movement from Test to Experience: a Fundamental Shift in Assessment Perspective

by Dr. Charles Handler Sep 16, 2010

Those of us in the testing and assessment business are very proud of what we do. We have about 50 years of experience in helping companies to make better hiring decisions, resulting in happier employees and increased ROI.

ERE

It’s Time for Rocket Hire’s Annual Online Assessment Usage Survey

by Dr. Charles Handler and Mark C. Healy, M.A., Jul 13, 2010

Many ERE readers know that we at Rocket-Hire have a fanatical interest in the pre-employment assessment industry, and continuously comment about its trends and happenings.

ERE

Profiles: the New Résumé?

by Dr. Charles Handler May 26, 2010

I’ve been raving for a good while now about the fact that the resume is doomed. Let’s take a quick look at the facts.

ERE

Getting to Know You, Getting to Know all About You … Assessment and Social Networking

by Dr. Charles Handler Mar 24, 2010

Taking a relaxing bath last night, I found myself thinking about making an update to my Facebook page and about how I need to get going on creating an invite for an event I am having in a few weeks. My thoughts then wandered to musing on how I had used LinkedIn extensively during my daily work and how absolutely helpful it had been.

RECENT ROCKET-HIRE BLOG ENTRIES

Best Tweet Gets the Job? Not so Fast.

August 3rd, 2010

Mike McKay of media giant Saatchi was looking to hire a copywriter, and told the Atlantic Monthly that he was going to select his next employee based on a clever tweet.

Federal Government Hiring Made Easier-ish

May 25th, 2010

A recent Washington Post piece by V. Dion Haynes highlights both the Federal Government’s attempts to accelerate Federal hiring and a non-profit effort to help applicants.

Answers for Sale: Pre-employment Assessment is Here to Stay

April 15th, 2010

I just saw something extremely interesting. All I need is five bucks and I can be sure to pass the Wal-Mart pre-employment assessment test.

New Assessment Trends Report- Worth Reading

April 14th, 2010

I highly recommend that anyone interested in learning about trends in pre-employment assessment usage take a look at PreVisor’s newest report.


Contact Rocket-Hire
Charles Handler, Ph.D.
Tel. (504) 236-7259
chandler@rocket-hire.com
www.rocket-hire.com

 

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