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.

NFL Player Evaluation Assessments

Featuring: Drs. Harold Goldstein, Kenneth Yusko and Charles Sherbaum

During this Science4-Hire episode, Dr. Charles Handler mashes up his rabid football fandom and his passion for employment testing to discuss the NFL’s Player Assessment Test (or NFL-PAT) with the I/O psychologists responsible for creating and maintaining it. Implemented in 2013, the NFL-PAT is an hour-long, computer-based test measuring a wide range of traits and…

The Business Side of Talent Assessment- Cultivating Growth in HR Tech’s Scientific Outpost

Featuring: David Hain, Gotham Growth Advisors

David Hain is the guest for this discussion of scaling and growth for the HR technology and talent assessment industry. Mr. Hain currently serves as the Managing Partner of Gotham Growth Group, and previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of HR Technologies, Inc. Mr. Hain is a highly energetic…

Talent Assessment- Trends for 2020 (and Beyond)

Featuring: Charles Handler

Dr. Charles Handler is his own featured guest this week, as he gives us his own professional background before expounding on what he sees coming for next year. Dr. Handler discusses his take on important trends by answering a series of questions, including: 1. What is the biggest shift we are seeing in employment testing…

From Incompetence to Enlightenment- Assessment and the Economics of Humans & Work

Featuring: Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

This episode takes the listener on a journey through some fascinating topics- All of which tie back to human nature and the world of work. Our guest star is Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic an organizational psychologist who is currently a professor of business psychology at University College London (UCL) and Columbia University, as well as the Chief…

Great Consulting is Like Jazz- How do the pros learn their chops?

Featuring: Dr. Van Latham

Can you “teach” consulting? How do the masters learn? What are the universal truths and secrets to success? These are the fundamental question that Dr. Van Latham answers with Dr. Charles Handler in this episode. There has traditionally been no real training for consulting skills. Most of us have learned via experience and many mistakes!…

Talent Assessment in 10 Years?: Recruiting Strategy Thought Leader Kevin Wheeler Sounds off

Featuring: Kevin Wheeler

This episode’s guest is Kevin Wheeler, Founder and Chairman of the Future of Talent Institute. Kevin is a futurist and a true thought leader whose personal brand brings to the party a practical but future-forward blend of wisdom. Kevin brings a really strong foundation in understanding the role talent will play in shaping the future…

Geeking out on Employment Testing

Featuring: Fred Oswald

In this episode Dr. Handler & Dr. Fred Oswald- past president of SIOP and scientist extraordinaire discuss a range of topics related to the past, present, and future of employment testing. The discussion starts with the foundational reasons employment testing exists- immutable things such as the value of measuring individual differences. The discussion then turns…

How do Talent Acquisition Leaders Really Feel About Assessments?

Featuring: Linda Brenner

This episode looks at assessments from the perspective of a talent acquisition leader and asks the question– Do talent acquisition leaders really care about assessments? To answer this question properly we call on the perspective of seasoned TA leader and consultant Linda Brenner of Talent Growth Advisors. (http://talentgrowthadvisors.com) According to Linda- understanding the space given…

Social Media based assessments- Hot or Not?

Featuring: Dr. Shawn Bergman

This episode explores the various ways social media information is being used to evaluate job applicants and provides expert opinions on their viability and general acceptance. Special guest Dr. Shawn Bergman’s expertise in the area of social media for hiring, as well as his own research, provide a great backdrop for filtering general perceptions about…

Getting Inspired About High Tech Assessments

Featuring: Mark Newman

In this episode listeners are treated to 30 minutes of storytelling and inspiration from our special guest Mark Newman, Managing Partner of Liam June Ventures, a prolific investor and founder of pioneering video interviewing company, HireVue. As a founder of HireVue, a trailblazer in video interviewing and video assessment, Mark has been at the intersection…