Posts Categorized as Insights

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

AI-Based Hiring Tools: Should You Believe the Hype? [WEBINAR]

AI is everywhere and when it comes to talent acquisition and hiring, most every vendor offers the dream of a better tomorrow through the use of AI. But most consumers of HR tech are not sure exactly what AI is and how it is incorporated into these tools. AI is also misunderstood because it is…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 04/16/2020

Driving Engagement While Increasing Quality of Hire [WEBINAR]

There is a perception that using assessments in the hiring process automatically has a negative impact on the candidate experience. This results in fewer companies using assessments in the hiring process to avoid creating a negative candidate experience. The fact is, the use of assessments during the hiring process has a measurable and positive impact…

Adele Tiblier - - 03/27/2020

Do You Have What It Takes To Work From Anywhere?

Are you ready? Once the pandemic has subsided (soon please!) the learnings from the adaptations we have been forced to make will undoubtedly drive long-lasting changes. It seems inevitable that one such change will be an accelerated shift to remote work. Even before Novel Corona, new technology and a demand for flexibility have pushed a…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 03/25/2020

Demystifying AI in Assessments

Marketing hype machines are creating artificial intelligence (AI) FOMO — including in the talent-assessment space, with promises of exponential gains in efficiency and accuracy. With so many vendors and so many claims, things can consequently get murky trying to differentiate between assessment products. Then, too, it’s important to ask yourself: Are you really trying to…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 03/12/2020

Should Psychometric Assessments Be Used For Hiring?

How to know if you’re using the right tool to support your hiring decisions If you’ve applied for a job, chances are you’ve taken some kind of psychometric test. For what it’s worth, psychometric assessments have been around since the early 20th century. And they’re widely used; the commonly quoted statistic is that as many…

Dr. Charles Handler - - 01/20/2020