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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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Where Talent Acquisition and Recruiting Automation Meet with Sova’s Alan Bourne

Big things have happened since the last episode of Science 4-Hire. Rocket-Hire has joined forces with Sova, an awesome global talent assessment provider based in the U.K. working with organizations all over the world. It was an organic union that transpired through a mutual respect for innovative ideas that are grounded in solid science. 

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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.

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…

Moving from Micro to Macro: Blending HR & Business Data to Elevate Staffing

Featuring: Dr. Steven Hunt, Sr VP of Human Capital Management Research, SAP Success Factors

In this episode, Dr. Charles Handler chats with friend and colleague, Dr. Steven Hunt of SAP, an Industrial-Organizational psychologist and recognized expert on strategic human resources. Dr. Hunt has made a career focusing on the use of technology to create more effective workforces. This episode explores the intersection between technology, human performance, and business performance….

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…