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.

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…

The EEOC and AI Based Assessments- The inside scoop!

Featuring: Dr. Romella El Kharzazi

While the EEOC’s Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (aka UGES) provide a solid foundation when it comes to the do’s and don’ts of employment testing- it is always nice to hear about the EEOC’s stance on key issues straight from the horse’s mouth. In this episode special guest Dr. Romella El Kharzazi, of the…

Job Analysis – An Existential View

Featuring: with Dr. Ed Levine

Dr. Ed Levine, Professor Emeritus in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of South Florida, and a long time friend of Dr. Charles Handler joins us in this episode. Dr. Levine literally wrote the book on job analysis. In this episode Dr. Levine shares decades of wisdom about the how and why of job analysis. The…

Game Based Assessments for hiring- What you need to know!

Featuring: Ben Hawkes

Ben Hawkes is an I/O psychologist who is a thought leader in game based pre-employment assessment tools.  Ben is currently the co-Founder of BlackHawke Behavior Science and has served as the Selection Assessment Lead for Shell International since 2016. Ben’s background and experience make him a perfect resource for helping Dr. Handler answer the question, …

How to Keep Pre-Hire Assessments from Wrecking the Candidate Experience

Featuring: Gerry Crispin

There is no one better to weigh in on this most timely of topics than Gerry Crispin, co-founder of CareerXroads and the TalentBoard and long time champion of those who demand more from their hiring experience.   This episode provides an honest answer to the question: “Can assessments and a positive candidate experience peacefully coexist?”…

AI Based Assessments: Science or Science Fiction?

Featuring: Dr. Richard Landers

Dr. Richard N. Landers is the John P. Campbell Distinguished Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, and directs the TNTLAB (Testing New Technologies in Learning, Assessment and Behavior). Dr. Landers is one of the foremost authorities on advanced assessment methods. His research on advanced gamification, AI, and Virtual reality based assessments techniques make him the perfect person to answer the question, “Are advanced assessment technologies overhyped in 2018?”