Category: Assessment

Soft Skills Are Key to Making the Best Hiring Decisions

This post has been contributed by Ray Bixler, CEO of SkillSurvey. If you’d like to be a contributor, please contact us. Earlier this year, Wal-Mart announced that it would soon begin paying its workers at least $9 per hour. Target did the same. McDonald’s soon followed suit, saying it would boost its minimum wage. As major companies
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This Free API Can Help You Create “Smarterer” Skills Assessments

When human resources practitioners test hard, soft, or elastic skills, keeping assessments up-to-date is often the most challenging task of the process. With programming languages and other business skills constantly evolving, an HR professional can be overburdened with the job of developing and redeveloping skills assessments. Dave Balter, the co-founder and CEO of Smarterer, says
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Building a One-Size-Fits-All Competency Model

This post has been contributed by Edward J. Cripe, President, Workitect, Inc. If you’d like to be a contributor, please contact us. In the one-size-fits-all approach, a competency model is developed for a broadly defined set of jobs that may have very different responsibilities and knowledge requirements. Most often, the competency model is developed for one level
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Hiring: Distinguish the Real From the Rehearsed

When applying for a potential job, today’s candidate has a variety of options. They could go to an interview coach, who can teach them when to smile, how to demonstrate a strong handshake, and what to say when an interviewer asks, ‘what’s your biggest weakness?’ They could go online and get their resume checked for
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