Posts By chandler2018

How to Avoid Bias in Hiring

Committing to diversity and inclusion doesn’t automatically reduce bias in the hiring process. Recent research from the University of Pennsylvania found that firms who reported that they consider gender and racial diversity when making hiring decisions still displayed significant bias toward resumes from women, minorities or applicants from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Bias in the hiring…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 08/23/2021

In Defense of Talent Assessments in a Tight Labor Market

Let’s face it — the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic have had an unprecedented impact on the labor market. Talent is in short supply, and with the Great Resignation underway, companies may be losing workers faster than they can add them. As employers scramble to figure out how to overcome these challenges, abandoning the…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 08/10/2021

GUIDE: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CANDIDATES’ EXPERIENCE WITH TALENT ASSESSMENTS

Recent emphasis on candidate experience has led employers to point the finger at assessments as the No. 1 reason for a negative candidate experience. But the idea that candidates will immediately devalue any employer who asks them to dedicate more than 10 minutes to an assessment is false. While most people don’t enjoy taking tests,…

Don’t Let These 5 Myths About Candidate Assessment Hold You Back

Employers are wary of using assessments during their hiring process. But why? Employers have been led to believe that assessments, by default, create a poor candidate experience. And that can be true, if the pre-hire assessment is poorly designed, misused, or confusing to candidates. But an assessment that measures what it claims to measure and…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 06/23/2021

FUNDAMENTAL “HOW TO” GUIDE TO TALENT ASSESSMENT

FREE DOWNLOAD IDEAL FOR TALENT ACQUISITION PROFESSIONALS Download this in-depth guide that outlines Rocket-Hire’s four-step model for the successful use of talent assessment, including a thorough discussion of the most common types of pre-hire assessment and how to use them. The Guide also explores: The financial impact of assessment, presenting examples of real-world outcomes realized…

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…

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

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