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

Listen to the latest episodes of Science 4-Hire to learn about the newest trends and innovations in talent assessment. Your host Dr. Charles Handler sits down with global leaders for in-depth conversations about best practices and news from the front lines of the employment testing universe.

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Innovating Assessment Methods for Hiring With Bas van de Haterd

Today on Science 4-Hire, I’m joined by Bas van de Haterd, an assessment enthusiast and self-proclaimed “professional snoop” dedicated to helping his clients get to the root of their hiring problems. He helps companies find the right assessment tools so they can attract and hire the right people. Van de Haterd discovered his love of…

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Improving the Candidate Experience With Talent Board’s Kevin Grossman

The Great Resignation has taught us that employees are now willing to leave a job that gave them a negative candidate experience regardless of the consequences that could result. Now companies are looking to improve their candidate experience, but how should they start?

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Assessing Diversity in the Workplace With The Mom Project’s Rocki Howard

Everyone wants to improve diversity, equity and inclusion at their company, but most don’t know where to start. Creating actual change requires a data-driven and action-oriented approach, but kicking off such an intense project can be overwhelming.

How to Keep Your Employees Happy with Slack’s Jenn Longbine

Finding happiness at work hinges on knowing who you are — and what you’re good at. Once you can define those things, you can find your place and your purpose at your company.

How Hershey’s Inclusive Hiring Practices Are Resulting in Big DEI Wins

Featuring: Alicia Petross

In this episode of Science 4-Hire, Hershey’s Alicia Petross shares how the candy giant’s inclusive hiring practices are resulting in big DEI wins.

What Is the Best Predictor of Job Performance?

Featuring: Bas van de Haterd

What is the best predictor of job performance? In this episode of Science 4-Hire, Bas van de Haterd shares how talent assessments improve hiring and fight bias in a tight labor market.

What the World’s Biggest Retailer Can Teach Us About Employee Selection

Featuring: David Futrell

Selection scientists and recruiters must work as a team to find the best candidates, but their efforts often conflict. Recruiters often want to bring more people in, while pre-hire testing works to screen them out. But the data paints a compelling case for employee selection — and my guest today has no shortage of data.

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…