Podcast Episodes

Welcome to Science 4-Hire – with your Host Dr. Charles Handler.

Hiring is hard! Pre-hire talent assessments can help you ease the pain. Whether you don’t know where to start, or you just want to stay on top of the trends, Science 4-Hire! provides 30 minutes of enlightenment on best practices and news from the front lines of the employment testing universe. So get ready to learn as Dr. Charles Handler and his all star guests blend old school knowledge with new wave technology to educate and inform you about all things talent assessment.

I Am Progrez

Featuring: Linda Frietman

In this episode I speak with Linda Frietman- one of the founders of IamProgrez a talent assessment firm located in the Netherlands. Linda’s core mission is to create pathways that allow people to show who they are through the data they create- and her firm is doing this in a most novel and interesting way….

Turning Lemons into Lemonade- IO Psychologists Respond to the Ridiculous Assertions Made in the HBOMAX “Documentary” Persona

Featuring: Ben Dattner, David Scarborough and Nathan Mondragon

“Persona” (a documentary recently launched by HBO Max) is a misinformed, slightly schizophrenic film with an identity crisis.  The film provides a multifaceted view on personality testing that never fully ties its various threads together coherently enough to make a credible and cogent argument about the subject matter.   What the film does manage to…

Will “Novel Signals” Take the Person out of Personality Assessment?

Featuring: Dave Winsborough of Deeper Signals

In this episode Charles welcomes fellow psychologist and personality expert Dave Winsborough for a fascinating and contemporary discussion about the cutting edge of personality testing – with a focus on critiquing AI based personality measures. Mutual agreement on the value of personality assessment for both life and work provides a foundation for the discussion.   The…

Are Hiring Algorithms the Silent Killer of Career Hopes and Dreams?

Featuring: Cathy O’Neil

Are Hiring Algorithms the Silent Killer of Career Hopes and Dreams? In this episode Charles welcomes Cathy O’Neil- founder of ORCAA, a consultancy that helps companies and organizations manage and audit algorithmic risks.  Cathy is a mathematician and former investment banker whose goal is to help ensure algorithms are used responsibly and fairly, advocating for…

Are We Learning Yet? Only Your Data Knows – So You’d Better Pay Attention To It

Featuring: Eric Surface

Are we learning yet?  Only your data knows- so you’d better pay attention to it.   In this episode Charles welcomes Eric Surface, fellow I/O Psychologist and founder/CEO of ALPS Insights, a training analytics company that provides tools and advice to help companies extract value from their learning programs via actionable insights based on data….

Humans, Work, and the Pandemic- Making Sense of it All.

Featuring: William Tincup- President, Editor-at-Large at RecruitingDaily.com

The pandemic is reshaping our entire world- accelerating changes that were already in the works and creating the need for entirely new and unplanned adaptations. Join Charles and his guest, William Tincup as they explore the impact of the pandemic on humans and the organizations for whom they work (or are attempting to work for)….

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AI-Based Job Matching: A Case Study That Looks to the Future of Hiring

Featuring: Mihir Gandhi, VP of Strategic Marketing at Eightfold.AI

Interest in and the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the talent acquisition space has skyrocketed since 2015. During this episode of Science-4 Hire, Dr. Charles Handler seeks to learn more about how AI based hiring platforms work- with a specific focus on job matching. Eightfold.AI is doing just that, and much more in pursuit…

Assessment & Career Exploration: At The Intersection of Aptitudes x Interests Lie the Path to Happiness

Featuring: Betsy Wills, Founder of YouScience

During this episode of Science-4 Hire, Dr. Charles Handler is joined by Betsy Wills, Founder of YouScience, to discuss what some might call a “pre” pre-hire assessment. For decades Wills has been dedicated to helping people manage their careers forward. This session focuses on YouScience’s origin story and the role of assessment as a core…

Assessing Entrepreneurial Talent: Do YOU Have What it Takes to Succeed?

Featuring: John ”Buck” Bradberry, Managing Partner of EP Labs

Dr. Charles Handler welcomes former Davidson College classmate John “Buck” Bradberry. Bradberry serves as the Managing Partner of EP Labs. Had his band “The Blue Dogs” hit it big after graduation, the path that led Bradberry through 30 years of organization and executive development work, might have been very different. When life as a bluegrass…

Emotional Intelligence is the Key to Successful Hiring (and Survival) During a Time of Crisis

Featuring: Caroline Stokes, CEO and Founder of The Forward Company

During this special edition of Science 4-Hire, Dr. Charles Handler is joined by Caroline Stokes. Stokes is an author, Certified Executive Coach and the CEO & Founder of The Forward Company, an executive recruiting and coaching firm. Stokes has over 20 years of hiring and headhunting experience for major corporations around the world. Her experiences…