Posts Categorized as Insights

“Diversity Decay”: How Bias Compounds Down the Hiring Funnel

Companies know that diversity is important, especially as the markets they serve also continue to become more diverse. For decades, companies have operated under the false assumption that a lack of organizational diversity is a talent pool or pipeline problem. And, with that attitude, companies historically haven’t felt obligated to implement diversity and inclusion recruitment…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 12/15/2021

What Does a Talent Assessment Specialist Do?

The market for talent assessments is hot, and the need for assessment expertise will only grow. Data from Rocket-Hire’s assessment market report reveals that, in just five years (between 2015-2020), the pre-hire talent assessment market has grown by a shocking 98%. With so many companies implementing pre-hire assessments — many for the first time —…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 12/08/2021

Talent Assessment and Succession Planning

Assessments help you achieve a more effective succession planning process. Here’s what you need to know about talent assessments and succession planning.

Dr. Charles Handler - - 11/18/2021

How to Develop a Sophisticated Talent Assessment Strategy

Assessments are a vital part of your talent strategy, but most companies fail to use them strategically. Typically, HR teams add assessments to the hiring process as a response to a specific problem, such as high turnover or low productivity. Unfortunately, treating assessments as a firefighting tool leaves a lot of money on the table….

Dr. Charles Handler - - 10/20/2021

Culture Add vs. Culture Fit: Why Everything You Know About Culture Fit Is Wrong

The concept of hiring for culture fit is so ingrained in our hiring lexicon that assessing candidates based on this idea has become part of many organizations’ “best practices.” It’s actually a deeply problematic practice. The problem starts with how we define the term “culture fit.” The absence of a structured, objective approach to understanding…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 09/29/2021

How to Avoid Bias in Hiring

Committing to diversity and inclusion doesn’t automatically reduce bias in the hiring process. Recent research from the University of Pennsylvania found that firms who reported that they consider gender and racial diversity when making hiring decisions still displayed significant bias toward resumes from women, minorities or applicants from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Bias in the hiring…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 08/23/2021

In Defense of Talent Assessments in a Tight Labor Market

Let’s face it — the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic have had an unprecedented impact on the labor market. Talent is in short supply, and with the Great Resignation underway, companies may be losing workers faster than they can add them. As employers scramble to figure out how to overcome these challenges, abandoning the…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 08/10/2021

Don’t Let These 5 Myths About Candidate Assessment Hold You Back

Employers are wary of using assessments during their hiring process. But why? Employers have been led to believe that assessments, by default, create a poor candidate experience. And that can be true, if the pre-hire assessment is poorly designed, misused, or confusing to candidates. But an assessment that measures what it claims to measure and…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 06/23/2021

Talent Talks Podcast: How to Find the Best HR Tech Tools on the Market

Dr. Charles Handler sat with Dr. Ken Lahti, host of SHL’s Podcast, Talent Talks, in April 2020 to discuss the crowded HR tech space. The focus of the conversation was on the flooded marketplace of HR and work tech-based companies that have designed tools that are seemingly life-changing for large and small businesses alike. The…

Adele Tiblier - - 05/29/2020

Talent Acquisition Benchmarking Survey to Assess Impact of COVID-19 on Hiring

Calling All Talent Acquisition Professionals! UPDATE: Thanks to all that responded. The full report is now available and ready for download. Click here to get your copy. Deadline to complete the survey: FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 We are experiencing an unprecedented situation. We can be certain that the impact will drive changes for all of…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 04/20/2020