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What to Have Prepared Before You Call Us

Any sound, lasting partnership - personal or professional - requires effective communication. The sharing of information and understanding of wants and needs is essential. So, in this spirit, if you have questions about what products we offer and how we can help you find the best people for your organization, I’d like to make that process easy for you. I encourage you to give us a call, and when you do, here are some questions for you to think about when preparing for our call.

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Why Pre-Employment Test Scores are Job Specific

How important are job specific cut scores? Very. A cut score is the lowest score a candidate can achieve on an assessment to receive further consideration in the hiring process.  Frequently, people assume that positions with similar titles or levels will require similar scores based on their location in the organizational hierarchy. However, this is not the case. Read more about Why Pre-Employment Test Scores are Job Specific

Finding Good Substitute Teachers

Being a substitute teacher is a tough job. They have to try to memorize dozens of names in a day. They have to try to keep order while educating students who often don’t give respect to substitutes. They’ve probably been hit in the back by spitballs, pencil erasers, paper airplanes and the occasional foam football. They have to demonstrate the patience of a chess master, adaptability of a chameleon and discipline of a drill sergeant. Read more about Finding Good Substitute Teachers

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

Non-Proctored vs. Proctored Assessments

Now more than ever, efficiency is at a premium for employers and educational institutions, as both are trying to find ways to do more with less time and fewer resources. To meet this demand, institutions might consider using a non-proctored assessment (vs. a proctored one), meaning they can be taken from any location with a high-speed Internet connection, and at any time convenient to the test taker. 

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Avoiding Retail Theft During the Holidays

This may be the season of giving for many, but for too many others, it’s the season of taking. As many retailers know, theft numbers spike around the end of the year. Almost $9 billion in losses is expected for the U.S. alone.

Holiday taking comes in three varieties: Read more about Avoiding Retail Theft During the Holidays

Understanding Cut Scores: They’re Not Just Random Numbers!

Our tests are unique in that often the same assessment is recommended for a variety of different positions. Unfortunately, the versatility of our assessments is sometimes confusing for new users. After all, how can the same test work for a fast food cashier and a CEO?    Read more about Understanding Cut Scores: They’re Not Just Random Numbers!

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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Managing Generation Y

As we get close to beginning a new year, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding the trends of the workforce in the future. One of the most common terms I continue to hear is “Millenials.” They’re beginning to move up in the ranks of leadership, and while many of you probably have experience working with this group, do you really know who they are?

I did some research to find out.

Who Are They? Read more about Managing Generation Y

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