Jen Garrow | Consulting Services Manager

Jen Garrow, M.S., is the Consulting Services Manager at Wonderlic. Her professional consulting experience in the benefits communication and testing industries includes application of selection techniques, Job Analysis methodologies, benchmarking of test scores, group facilitation of focus groups, delivering training to internal and external clients on Wonderlic’s line of pre‐employment and selection products and services, and database management. Jen received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago.

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7 Reasons Why You Need to Test Your Creative Hires

You’re looking to fill a creative position: graphic designer, front end web developer, copywriter, video editor… so the first thing you probably want to see is the candidate’s portfolio. After all, work samples are a primary indicator of suitability for many positions, especially creative ones. Read more about 7 Reasons Why You Need to Test Your Creative Hires

Which Employee Reliability Test is Right For You

If you’re not measuring a potential employee’s behavioral reliability, you’re making a big mistake!

According to the report, “A Typology of Deviant Workplace Behaviors: A Multidimensional Scaling Study,” by Sandra L. Robinson and Rebecca J. Bennett, counterproductive and delinquent workplace behaviors cost organizations an estimated $6 to $100 billion annually. Out of all the employees included in their research, up to 75% have engaged in deviant or delinquent workplace behaviors (i.e, theft, computer fraud, vandalism, sabotage, embezzlement, and absenteeism.) This means you probably have some employees or are on the verge of hiring an employee who could prove to be very costly to your organization.

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Synergy in Testing: Combining Assessments for Optimal Results

There are all sorts of tools you can use for screening job applicants. Two are particularly effective when used together…

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Adding Assessments to the Hiring Process

Your hiring process should provide the opportunity to gain a lot of insight about candidates. But if your process is like most organizations’ – resume, interview, background check, reference check – you could be missing out on some critical information that can mean a big difference in the success of your students and schools. Read more about Adding Assessments to the Hiring Process

Why Cognitive Ability Makes a Difference

Cognitive ability assessments measure a person’s ability to understand instructions, learn, adapt, solve problems and handle the mental demands of a specific job. Read more about Why Cognitive Ability Makes a Difference

What Steps Should Be Taken Before You Can Start Testing

A critical part of the job candidate screening process is testing. Here’s what you should know before you begin…

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Why Cut Scores Are Not Based on Your Top Performers

What does your hiring process look like? Do you try to solicit, identify and acquire a superstar every time a position is available? Or do you just try to find a good fit for the job and your company? While the former is an admirable goal, you may miss out on accomplishing the latter in the process. Read more about Why Cut Scores Are Not Based on Your Top Performers

To Scan or Not to Scan: The Age of the Keyword-Optimized Resume

You’re done. You’ve had it. Your car… for years it’s pulled left when you steer it straight and it’s always made grating sounds, even though you’ve always handled it with care. Now, it’s stalling out when you step on the gas. It’s time to replace it. Read more about To Scan or Not to Scan: The Age of the Keyword-Optimized Resume

Proctored vs. Non-Proctored Testing: What to Consider

If you are familiar with assessments, you have probably heard the terms proctored and non-proctored. While it seems like the meaning of these terms should be fairly self-explanatory, there are several factors that go into a proctored or non-proctored test that you should consider when deciding on what is best for you.

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The 10-Step Guide To Hiring

When a job opens up in your company, you need to be fully prepared to act. This video shows you a step-by-step process on how to hire.

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