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.

Crafting the Future of Ethical AI in the Workplace

Featuring: Matt Scherer, Senior Policy Counsel for Workers' Rights at the Center for Democracy in Technology

“Legislation… has not kept up with the pace of technological advancements, posing significant challenges for ensuring fairness in AI-driven hiring processes.” -Matt Scherer Summary: In this episode of “Science 4-Hire,”  I welcome Matt Scherer, Senior Policy Counsel for Workers’ Rights at the Center for Democracy in Technology, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. The CDT…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 03/26/2024

Chatbots & Generative AI in Recruitment: A Deep Dive

Featuring: Martyn Redstone of pplbots

In this episode of Science 4-Hire, I welcome my new friend Martyn Redstone, author of the H.A.I.R newsletter, founder of the recruitment chatbot tech consulting company pplbots and a pioneering force in the intersection of conversational AI and recruitment technology.   “Now, we’re seeing the move to generative AI-based chatbots… but it always comes down…

Ethics by Design: Responsible AI is Blueprint, not a Band-aid

Featuring: Bob Pulver- Principal/Founder: Cognitive Path

“This AI piece and all the ethics and governance and everything that goes around that… it really warrants a dedicated role and some specific communities focused on AI ethics and risks.”   Bob Pulver: Founder of Cognitive Path   Summary: My guest for this episode is Bob Pulver, a seasoned expert in the intersection of…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 03/12/2024

LLAMA, LLAMA- How to Avoid Generative AI Drama!

Featuring: Vivek Sriram Co-founder: Bookend.ai

“So most of the world is made up of full stack application developers who build software for anything from HRIS to accounting, to supply chain, and what have you?   For those people to easily add generative AI capabilities into their applications while remaining in compliance with the security, trust, and safety requirements that enterprises…

Talent Acquisition Strategy Excellence – A Reality Check

Featuring: Kevin Wheeler: Founder - Future of Talent Institute & Bas van de Haterd: Self proclaimed “Professional Snoop” and principal of the van de Haterd Consultancy

One of the most important themes from our conversation is the necessity for talent acquisition professionals to adapt and evolve, emphasizing the need for experimentation and a strategic approach to integrating AI into talent acquisition processes.

Hired by a Hologram? The future of talent evaluation will be wild. With Georgi Yankov, Principal Research Scientist at DDI

In this forward-looking episode of Science 4-Hire, I welcome Georgi Jankov, a fellow IO psychologist and futurist. We take a dive deep into the innovative intersections of AI with psychometric measurement and managerial/executive assessment.

Dr. Charles Handler - - 02/07/2024

Mastering Content Marketing in the AI Era: What every professional needs to know!

Featuring: Mary Ellen Slayter

 “AI is a race to the middle. Generative AI content is, by my definition, mediocre.” -Mary Ellen Slayter Summary: In this episode I take a bit of a departure from the world of hiring to talk with my long time friend, Mary Ellen Slayter, the founder of Reputation Capital, a top notch digital content marketing…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 01/31/2024

Vegemite, Stroopwafles, and AI based assessments: New sensation, or acquired taste?

Featuring: Djurre Holtrop and Patrick Dunlop

“Personnel selection is shaking on its foundations.  Lots of the  assessments that we have, that we do, suddenly we’re not quite sure if they’re still as effective.” “I feel as if now it’s starting to become the responsibility of organizations who are hiring to make sure that people are using it (Chat GPT) in the…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 01/25/2024

Building Digital Coaches Using AI and Psychology

Featuring: Dr. Matt Barney

“When GPT 3.5 came out. I  was like, oh my gosh, we don’t need to train the AI anymore! We just need to prime it.  It’s so similar to psychology!  Instead of programming and language, we’d do it in English.” In this episode of Science 4-Hire, I chew the digital fat with Dr. Matt Barney,…

Spirits in the empirical world: The plight of human job seekers in the age of AI

Featuring: Hilke Schellman, author of the recently released book "The Algorithm: How AI Decides Who Gets Hired, Monitored, Promoted, and Fired and Why We Need to Fight Back Now”, Assistant Professor of Journalism at New York University, and investigative journalist extraordinaire.

“As a journalist, I’ve seen the many facets of AI in hiring – it’s not just about the technology, but about the people it affects.” – Hilke Schellman In this revealing episode of Science 4-Hire, Dr. Charles Handler welcomes Hilke Schellmann, author of “The Algorithm” and Assistant Professor of Journalism at New York University  for…