Understanding the Wonderlic Automated Reference Check

Before extending a job offer, most employers first check applicants’ references. Traditionally, this involves asking about dates of employment, attendance, and salary. We recognize that while this type of information can be useful, it does not provide the breadth or depth of insight that is required to make informed hiring decisions. Read more about Understanding the Wonderlic Automated Reference Check

Employee Assessments: Tactical or Strategic?

You followed the hiring process to a T and it worked! You hired a great employee and they are proving to be a great fit. But what happened to their assessment results? I’m willing to bet you used the results to help you make a hiring decision, but haven’t looked at them since.

You’re not alone. Read more about Employee Assessments: Tactical or Strategic?

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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How to Do a Better Reference Check

Reference checks are an essential step in your hiring process. As someone who has conducted a large number of reference checks, I know the process is time consuming, and often not very informative. Read more about How to Do a Better Reference Check

Are Your Students Learning What Employers Need?

Your students come to school to gain an education that will lead to gainful employment. But how can you make sure you’re giving your students all the skills they will need to thrive in the workplace?

Traditional Grades are Meaningless
From an employer’s perspective, having a degree or certificate and a good GPA is necessary, but not enough. Just because a person graduated from college doesn’t mean they actually learned and retained what they need to know. Read more about Are Your Students Learning What Employers Need?

The 4 Winners of a Successful, Dynamic Performance Strategy

In many organizations, performance management is synonymous with performance appraisal. Performance appraisal is an event that focuses primarily on two parties—the employee and the supervisor—and is structured to provide feedback regarding the employee’s performance over the course of the most recent rating period. The supervisor will report his or her perception of how the employee has performed, and the employee listens. Read more about The 4 Winners of a Successful, Dynamic Performance Strategy

Pressure Increasing on Accreditors to Prove Learning Outcomes

Measuring student learning outcomes is now more important than ever.

Given the increasing tuition costs students are now faced with, there has been an increase in pressure on higher education institutions by the Department of Education (“ED”) to prove that they are providing a valuable education to their students. The ED wants to better ensure students are receiving the caliber of education that will prepare them to be successfully employed in a competitive workforce.

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