Research

Tactical vs. Strategic Use of Pre-Employment Assessment Data

Results from a recent survey of over 300 HR professionals conducted by Wonderlic show a vast majority of respondents believe pre-employment assessments lead to better hiring decisions. Among those who use pre-employment assessments, over 95% said so. In fact, even 85% of those who work at companies that don’t use testing said “making better hire decisions” is an actual, realized benefit of using them. Read more about Tactical vs. Strategic Use of Pre-Employment Assessment Data

What is Item Response Theory (IRT)?

Validation, implementation, and maintenance are major components of the research and development that goes into creating useful tests. Advances in the field of psychometrics such as Item Response Theory (IRT) allow for more accurate assessment of test takers.

What is IRT?

IRT represents a general framework for understanding the relationship between an individual’s standing on an underlying factor (e.g., a particular skill, ability, or trait) and their responses to assessment items designed to measure that underlying factor. Read more about What is Item Response Theory (IRT)?

Improving Student Engagement Tip #2: Engagement Equals Employment

We have been talking a lot about a study Wonderlic and the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) recently conducted  to determine what factors influence student engagement. To a large extent, student engagement occurs when students make a significant, psychological investment in their learning. Student engagement is affected by school resources and student characteristics. Read more about Improving Student Engagement Tip #2: Engagement Equals Employment

Improving Student Engagement Tip #1: Friends and Family Make a Difference

As you may already know, Wonderlic and the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) recently conducted a study to determine what factors influence student engagement. We discovered that student engagement occurs when students make a significant, psychological investment in their learning. Engaged students put a large amount of effort into learning, and they take pride in incorporating what they learn into their lives.

But what makes a student engaged vs. disengaged?

Notes from the 2012 SIOP Conference

The Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) offers a diverse exhibition of the cutting edge technologies, research findings, and real world corporate experiences that are driving advancements in the field of I/O Psychology. Each year the event draws thousands of academics, researchers and practitioners who come together for workshops, panel discussions, presentations, keynotes and networking in a collaborative atmosphere charged with the excitement of learning and discovery. Read more about Notes from the 2012 SIOP Conference