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Part of our mission is to inform and educate clients about the use of pre-employment testing, screening, and assessment tools. Our founder, Dr. Charles Handler is a recognized thought leader for assessment. See Dr. Handler’s author page on

Talent Assessment — Friend or Foe in the War With Talent?


by Dr. Charles Handler Feb 11, 2015

No, I did not mean to say the war for talent. While there is a lot of talk about such a war, the real war going on right now is not "for talent." It's against it.

Have You Hugged Your Data Today? Notes From the 2014 HR Tech Conference


by Dr. Charles Handler Oct 28, 2014

The annual HR Technology Conference always provides a smorgasbord of food for thought. In years past my appetite for content related to talent assessment has not been satisfied. What a difference a few years makes.

This Is Not a Test — It’s the Future! Talent Assessment Trends for 2014


by Dr. Charles Handler Jan 28, 2014

To see the future, we have to be willing to take a good long look at what is happening in the talent acquisition world within the context of bigger picture trends.

What I Learned About Assessments From a Human Resources Technology Conference


by Dr. Charles Handler Oct 23, 2013

For those who love technology and value it as an essential asset to the people side of business strategy, a conference held this near in Las Vegas, the HR Technology Conference, never disappoints. This year was no exception. It seemed to be the biggest edition yet with a dizzying array of companies offering a wide range of solutions across the entire HR landscape.

What Have You Done for Me Lately? Entrance to the C-suite Requires Data on the Economic Impact of Job Performance


by Dr. Charles Handler Aug 6, 2013

If I hear one more speech about how HR needs to be strategic, I may lose it. Of course, we all want and need to make a difference, get noticed, and help our companies be successful. I’m not trying to suggest that we avoid the idea of thinking strategically, but there is only one true way to be strategic when in front of business leadership: show them the money!

Employment Tests Say: Give Us Mobile or Give Us Death


by Dr. Charles Handler Jun 26, 2013

When it comes to linking people to information and opportunities at scale, mobile devices represent “a perfect storm of opportunity” for driving engagement because they provide personalized information on demand.

Here’s How to Avoid Picking a Shoddy Assessment Vendor


by Dr. Charles Handler April 4, 2013

Selecting a pre-hire assessment vendor is not always easy, but doing it right can make a huge difference.

These 5 Trends Are Shaping the Future of Pre-hire Assessments


by Dr. Charles Handler Feb 21, 2013

2013 is going to present the start of a major tipping point in the way people find and are evaluated for jobs.

Validation: Overcoming Inertia to Prove the Value of Staffing as a Profit Center


by Dr. Charles Handler Jan 8, 2013

When it comes to demonstrating value, data and money are among the best pieces of proof one could ask for.

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