Employment

Soft Skills: Positively Necessary

Basic and technical skills are only the start of what your employees will need in order to succeed. Let’s look at the rest of the picture. 

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Working From Home: How to Stay Connected to Your Employees

With the advances in technology and mobile computing, many employers are more open to the concept of allowing their employees to work from home. Here are a few tips on how you can stay connected to your employees who are now working remotely. 

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How to Prepare Your Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce

A decade ago we didn’t have Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Now there are occupations centered on social media marketing. Ten years before that we didn’t have smart phones. Now our society is virtually dependant on them. Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and things that we never imagined were possible, we can no longer live without.

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Reliability and Validity in Testing - What do They Mean?

It is a common mistake to assume the terms “reliability” and “validity” have the same meaning. While they are related, the two concepts are very different. In an effort to clear up any misunderstandings, I have defined each here for you.

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Structured Interviews: What, Why, and How

3.8 million job openings means a lot of interviews. With an average of five per position, that means about 19 million interviews will be taking place in the next few months. Read more about Structured Interviews: What, Why, and How

The Personal Characteristics Inventory® (PCI) or Comprehensive Personality Profile® (CPP®): Which Should You Use?

Personality tests can be very effective tools to use in the hiring process. They help you understand the individual traits of a candidate, which enables you to determine if they will be a good fit for your organization and your team, as well as whether they can successfully complete the tasks at hand. In general, personality tests measure job-related strengths and weaknesses. Personality tests can also be used to build teams within your organization. Read more about The Personal Characteristics Inventory® (PCI) or Comprehensive Personality Profile® (CPP®): Which Should You Use?

The Skills Gap is Real – and Widening

(The following is an excerpt from the September issue of The Direct Report.) Read more about The Skills Gap is Real – and Widening

How Employment Testing Can Benefit Your Hiring Process

Hiring decisions are ones that should not be taken lightly. How can you ensure you’re making the best possible choice when looking at candidates? 

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How to Keep a Bad Hire from Getting Worse

It’s happened to all of us. There is a job opening, you do your due diligence in the hiring process, and you find the perfect candidate. You put them through the process, every step of which they passed with flying colors! But despite your best efforts, something is not right, and in fact, is bordering on very, very wrong. What do you do? Read more about How to Keep a Bad Hire from Getting Worse

Motivating and Retaining Employees in the New Economy

There’s no doubt that we still face challenging times in the workplace.... employee engagement levels are at record lows, and the levels for top performers and high-potential employees have fallen the furthest of any group. Read more about Motivating and Retaining Employees in the New Economy

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