Talent Assessment

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.

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…

Are We Learning Yet? Only Your Data Knows – So You’d Better Pay Attention To It

Featuring: Eric Surface

Are we learning yet?  Only your data knows- so you’d better pay attention to it.   In this episode Charles welcomes Eric Surface, fellow I/O Psychologist and founder/CEO of ALPS Insights, a training analytics company that provides tools and advice to help companies extract value from their learning programs via actionable insights based on data….

AI-Based Job Matching: A Case Study That Looks to the Future of Hiring

Featuring: Mihir Gandhi, VP of Strategic Marketing at Eightfold.AI

Interest in and the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the talent acquisition space has skyrocketed since 2015. During this episode of Science-4 Hire, Dr. Charles Handler seeks to learn more about how AI based hiring platforms work- with a specific focus on job matching. Eightfold.AI is doing just that, and much more in pursuit…

Assessment & Career Exploration: At The Intersection of Aptitudes x Interests Lie the Path to Happiness

Featuring: Betsy Wills, Founder of YouScience

During this episode of Science-4 Hire, Dr. Charles Handler is joined by Betsy Wills, Founder of YouScience, to discuss what some might call a “pre” pre-hire assessment. For decades Wills has been dedicated to helping people manage their careers forward. This session focuses on YouScience’s origin story and the role of assessment as a core…

Assessing Entrepreneurial Talent: Do YOU Have What it Takes to Succeed?

Featuring: John ”Buck” Bradberry, Managing Partner of EP Labs

Dr. Charles Handler welcomes former Davidson College classmate John “Buck” Bradberry. Bradberry serves as the Managing Partner of EP Labs. Had his band “The Blue Dogs” hit it big after graduation, the path that led Bradberry through 30 years of organization and executive development work, might have been very different. When life as a bluegrass…

NFL Player Evaluation Assessments

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

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…

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: “Are game-based…