News, Articles & Research

Reports by Dr. Handler

COVID-19 Talent Acquisition Benchmarking Report

COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation that has touched the lives of virtually everyone in every industry across the globe.  One of the biggest impacts of the pandemic is on jobs and employment. The extent to which employers have had to lay off workers is unprecedented.  This benchmarking survey represents Rocket-Hire’s opportunity to give back by…

The 8 Step Path to an Enlightening Candidate Assessment Experience

Assessments are not glamorous, and typically they are not fun. But they do have tremendous value to organizations and applicants alike because they help put the right people in the right job.  All too often assessments are thrown under the bus and blamed for wrecking the candidate experience. But believe it or not, applicants will…

Talent Assessment Market Overview

For a sample of our knowledge and analysis- download a copy of our 2014 market trends analysis briefing. *NEW COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT MARKET ANALYSIS COMING JUNE 2020: Our researchers are compiling a Comprehensive Market Analysis of over 200 vendors in the talent assessment space. Click here to learn more and to sign up for early access, a free…

Talent Assessment Primer

The goal of this report is to provide a fundamental understanding of prehire assessments today, and offer guidance and advice that will help organizations to implement a successful prehire assessment program. Get the full report now.

Insights

Talent Talks Podcast: How to Find the Best HR Tech Tools on the Market

Dr. Charles Handler sat with Dr. Ken Lahti, host of SHL’s Podcast, Talent Talks, in April 2020 to discuss the crowded HR tech space. The focus of the conversation was on the flooded marketplace of HR and work tech-based companies that have designed tools that are seemingly life-changing for large and small businesses alike. The…

Adele Tiblier - - 05/29/2020

Talent Acquisition Benchmarking Survey to Assess Impact of COVID-19 on Hiring

Calling All Talent Acquisition Professionals! UPDATE: Thanks to all that responded. The full report is now available and ready for download. Click here to get your copy. Deadline to complete the survey: FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 We are experiencing an unprecedented situation. We can be certain that the impact will drive changes for all of…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 04/20/2020

AI-Based Hiring Tools: Should You Believe the Hype? [WEBINAR]

AI is everywhere and when it comes to talent acquisition and hiring, most every vendor offers the dream of a better tomorrow through the use of AI. But most consumers of HR tech are not sure exactly what AI is and how it is incorporated into these tools. AI is also misunderstood because it is…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 04/16/2020

Driving Engagement While Increasing Quality of Hire [WEBINAR]

There is a perception that using assessments in the hiring process automatically has a negative impact on the candidate experience. This results in fewer companies using assessments in the hiring process to avoid creating a negative candidate experience. The fact is, the use of assessments during the hiring process has a measurable and positive impact…

Adele Tiblier - - 03/27/2020

Do You Have What It Takes To Work From Anywhere?

Are you ready? Once the pandemic has subsided (soon please!) the learnings from the adaptations we have been forced to make will undoubtedly drive long-lasting changes. It seems inevitable that one such change will be an accelerated shift to remote work. Even before Novel Corona, new technology and a demand for flexibility have pushed a…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 03/25/2020

Demystifying AI in Assessments

Marketing hype machines are creating artificial intelligence (AI) FOMO — including in the talent-assessment space, with promises of exponential gains in efficiency and accuracy. With so many vendors and so many claims, things can consequently get murky trying to differentiate between assessment products. Then, too, it’s important to ask yourself: Are you really trying to…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 03/12/2020

Should Psychometric Assessments Be Used For Hiring?

How to know if you’re using the right tool to support your hiring decisions If you’ve applied for a job, chances are you’ve taken some kind of psychometric test. For what it’s worth, psychometric assessments have been around since the early 20th century. And they’re widely used; the commonly quoted statistic is that as many…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 01/20/2020

Pre-Hire Assessment Lessons From the NFL

As a talent acquisition professional, you’re probably at least somewhat aware of pre-hire assessments, especially given that 82% of companies use them in their hiring process. Few, however, are using them in the right ways. That is, they are not truly investing in comprehensive assessment strategies based on best practices. Reasons include: Lack of support…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 12/10/2019

Before Your Throw Away That Long, Boring Pre-Employment Test …

While the topic of candidate engagement and experience with assessment has been written about many times before, the stakes are higher than ever. The prime directive for talent acquisition is providing an excellent candidate experience across the board because:    Unemployment is historically low — creating a seller’s market for candidates and intense competition for talent. Competition between brands…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 09/30/2019

The Future of Recruiting Will Combine Hiring Machines With Psychology

When it comes to AI-based hiring assessment tools, we are presently at the bottom of the Technology Adoption Curve staring upward. Those brave enough to be “innovators” and “early adopters” must accept that emerging assessment technologies are far from perfect. Yes, innovation in AI-based assessments is happening, but the pace is slow. Massive sums of money are…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 11/23/2018