17 episodes

Science 4-Hire - All you need to know about pre-hire talent assessment

Hiring is hard! Pre-hire talent assessments can help ease the pain. But employment testing can be complicated- don’t worry we have your back! Whether you are considering using a pre-hire talent assessment tool- but don’t know where to start, or you just want to stay on top of the trends- Science-4-Hire is here to help. Join I/O Psychologist and employment testing expert, Dr. Charles Handler and his all star guests for 20 minutes of enlightenment on all things talent assessment. Each episode features honest talk and practical advice that blends old school knowledge with new wave technology to educate you about best practices and the latest happenings in the world of pre-hire talent assessment.

Science 4-Hire Charles Handler

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Science 4-Hire - All you need to know about pre-hire talent assessment

Hiring is hard! Pre-hire talent assessments can help ease the pain. But employment testing can be complicated- don’t worry we have your back! Whether you are considering using a pre-hire talent assessment tool- but don’t know where to start, or you just want to stay on top of the trends- Science-4-Hire is here to help. Join I/O Psychologist and employment testing expert, Dr. Charles Handler and his all star guests for 20 minutes of enlightenment on all things talent assessment. Each episode features honest talk and practical advice that blends old school knowledge with new wave technology to educate you about best practices and the latest happenings in the world of pre-hire talent assessment.

    Moving from Micro to Macro: Blending HR & Business Data to Elevate Staffing with Dr. Steven Hunt, Sr VP of Human Capital Management Research

    Moving from Micro to Macro: Blending HR & Business Data to Elevate Staffing with Dr. Steven Hunt, Sr VP of Human Capital Management Research

    In this episode, Dr. Charles Handler chats with friend and colleague, Dr. Steven Hunt of SAP, an Industrial-Organizational psychologist and recognized expert on strategic human resources. Dr. Hunt has made a career focusing on the use of technology to create more effective workforces.

    This episode explores the intersection between technology, human performance, and business performance. The conversation focuses on using technology to tie micro and macro-level data together in order to provide a more complete view of the value of humans to strategic, organization-level metrics.

    Dr. Hunt explains that true shifts in business success requires understanding how workforce composition impacts organizational performance. Typically organizational performance is evaluated using data from key functions such as sales and marketing and does not give people data a seat at the table. Recent progress in technologies such as that provided by Dr. Hunt’s employer SAP, facilitate the integration of HR systems with business systems (such as those supporting sales, marketing, supply chain, etc.).

    Hunt explains that tying people data to business data is the only way to elevate staffing to be more strategic. Systems that integrate HR data with business data will provide a critical foundation for the change by challenging leaders to think about people differently. Conversely- both Drs. Hunt and Handler agree that this shift will also require I/O and HR professionals to understand business data and how to mesh it with people data.

    Dr. Hunt has over 25 years’ experience designing systems for a variety of human capital management applications including performance management, staffing, employee and leadership development, culture change, workforce analytics, and succession planning. He is also the author of two books on HR process design and implementation: 'Common-sense Talent Management: Using Strategic Human Resources to Increase Company Performance' and 'Hiring Success: The Art and Science of Staffing Assessment and Employee Selection.'



    As always, this edition of Science4Hire is brought to you by Rocket-Hire!
    Rocket Hire is your partner for launching successful talent assessment strategies and solutions. For more information on how Rocket Hire can help you and your organization, contact us to schedule a time to discuss your company's challenges.

    • 34 min
    NFL Player Evaluation Assessments with Harold Goldstein, Kenneth Yusko and Charles Sherbaum

    NFL Player Evaluation Assessments with Harold Goldstein, Kenneth Yusko and Charles Sherbaum

    During this Science4-Hire episode, Dr. Charles Handler mashes up his rabid football fandom and his passion for employment testing to discuss the NFL’s Player Assessment Test (or NFL-PAT) with the I/O psychologists responsible for creating and maintaining it.

    Implemented in 2013, the NFL-PAT is an hour-long, computer-based test measuring a wide range of traits and competencies directly related to a player’s on- and off-the-field performance.

    Special guests and creators of the NFL-PAT, Drs. Harold Goldstein and Charles Scherbaum of Baruch College and Dr. Kenneth Yusko of the University of Maryland, provide a detailed rundown of the strategy behind this state of the art assessment, the work put into creating it as well as the incredible results it has delivered.

    This discussion is the perfect blend of sports and science, offering loads of insight that will entertain any football fan while sharing general truths required for success with any talent assessment program.

    Interesting points covered include:
    -The historical, strategic factors behind the initiative
    -The luxury of having access to a treasure trove of player data
    -Expanding the job performance criteria to include off the field measures
    -Creating specialized assessment content that is context-specific for football
    -How the NFL actually uses the program and the value that it has created.

    Finally, we discuss the success of the NFL-PAT assessment, and how other any company can leverage the best practices used by the NFL to up their hiring game.

    • 32 min
    The Business Side of Talent Assessment- Cultivating Growth in HR Tech’s Scientific Outpost with David Hain, Gotham Growth Advisors

    The Business Side of Talent Assessment- Cultivating Growth in HR Tech’s Scientific Outpost with David Hain, Gotham Growth Advisors

    David Hain is the guest for this discussion of scaling and growth for the HR technology and talent assessment industry. Mr. Hain currently serves as the Managing Partner of Gotham Growth Group, and previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of HR Technologies, Inc.

    Mr. Hain is a highly energetic and successful business leader with diverse experience driving profitable growth in challenging, competitive, and volatile customer markets. His firm provides outsourced corporate development all focused on growth and providing clients the ability to allow clients to leverage existing investments in intellectual property, technology and channels of distribution into rapid, profitable, and sustainable growth in new or existing markets.

    Highlights from this episode include:

    A discussion of how investors view the assessment space
    Figuring out how to make assessment a viable commodity
    The need for talent assessment technology to straddle science and the business of technology to create solutions that companies need.
    What companies are doing to overcome the issue of the fragmented candidate journey.
    The trick to scaling assessments

    • 39 min
    Talent Assessment- Trends for 2020 (and Beyond)

    Talent Assessment- Trends for 2020 (and Beyond)

    Dr. Charles Handler is his own featured guest this week, as he gives us his own professional background before expounding on what he sees coming for next year.
    Dr. Handler discusses his take on important trends by answering a series of questions, including:

    1. What is the biggest shift we are seeing in employment testing as we move into 2020?

    2. What concerns Dr. Handler most in 2020?

    3. What do consumers of talent assessments really want?

    4. What will 2020 bring in terms of AI based assessments?

    5. What is the business outlook for talent assessments in 2020?

    6. What would Dr. Handler’s advice to a company looking to add talent assessment to it’s hiring workflow in 2020?

    As always, this edition of Science4Hire is brought to you by Rocket-Hire!
    Rocket Hire is your partner for launching successful talent assessment strategies and solutions. For more information on how Rocket Hire can help you and your organization start 2020 on the right foot, visit our site: https://rocket-hire.com

    • 27 min
    From Incompetence to Enlightenment- Assessment and the Economics of Humans & Work

    From Incompetence to Enlightenment- Assessment and the Economics of Humans & Work

    This episode takes the listener on a journey through some fascinating topics- All of which tie back to human nature and the world of work. Our guest star is Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic an organizational psychologist who is currently a professor of business psychology at University College London (UCL) and Columbia University, as well as the Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup.
    We discuss Tomas’ book "Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It)." from the perspective of humans and their relationship to work and organizations. It is clear that the world of work represents a complex dynamic between individuals and organizations. When looked at from the dark side- this interplay can lead to waste in the form of unhappiness and poor economics. This dialogue provides a really interesting foundation for a subsequent discussion of the future of assessment.
    The focus turns to assessment at scale and the many issues that play into a future where personal data provides trait based insights without the use of a traditional assessment. A focus on the economics of assessment at scale provides some unique and fascinating insight into the future of assessment as a discipline AND a business.
    At the end of the day- the hidden treasure in accurate, ethical assessment at scale lies in the ability to increase productivity through helping humans find jobs that align with their talents and interests.
    At scale such matches will provide new levels of personal and economic enlightenment and drive a new age of prosperity!

    About Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
    Tomas is one of the founders of Meta, a company that creates data-driven tools to help corporations identify employees and leaders with entrepreneurial talent.
    He also serves as a consultant for both the private and public sectors, with clients that have included JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Prudential, Unilever, the British Army, the BBC, Twitter, Spotify, and Harvard’s Entrepreneurial Finance Lab. He is the director of the MSc in Industrial-Organizational and Business Psychology at the University College London (UCL), having previously co-run the MSc in Occupational Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has also previously taught at the London School of Economics and New York University. He is the author of the column Mr. Personality, which appears regularly on Psychology Today, and contributes regularly to the Guardian, Fast Company, Management Today, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review. In February 2015, Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic assumed the role of CEO at Hogan Assessments after spending two years as the company's vice president of research and innovation. The company provides personality assessment services that corporations can utilize for hiring and training purposes.

    Find the original article, Tomas' book is based on here: https://hbr.org/2013/08/why-do-so-many-incompetent-men
    And grab a copy of the book yourself here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Why-Many-Incompetent-Become-Leaders/dp/1633696324

    • 36 min
    Great Consulting is Like Jazz- How do the pros learn their chops?

    Great Consulting is Like Jazz- How do the pros learn their chops?

    Can you "teach" consulting?
    How do the masters learn?
    What are the universal truths and secrets to success?

    These are the fundamental question that Dr. Van Latham answers with Dr. Charles Handler in this episode.

    There has traditionally been no real training for consulting skills. Most of us have learned via experience and many mistakes! There are some central themes that represent tricks of the trade.
    In this episode, two highly experienced consultants offer words of wisdom to those interested in building consulting careers.
    Dr. Latham also shares information about the consulting program he teaches at the University of Texas at Dallas.
    This episode is a must listen for anyone who is looking to up their game when solving problems for clients.

    Van M. Latham is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist specializing in Human Resources management. Dr. Latham works in all areas of Human Capital, but is known primarily for his work in organizational and leadership development. At PathPoint, he has helped businesses improve organizational capability and performance through effective people practices. He has consulted with some of the world's most recognizable companies and brands, such as American Express, AMD, Ashland, Biogen Idec, CVS/Caremark, Dollar General, Ernst & Young, Foot Locker, Harvard University, Hershey's, Hubbell, Lenovo, McGraw Hill Financial, Marriott, Paychex, PepsiCo, SAP, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
    From the launch of his own consulting practice to his work with the University of Texas at Dallas as part of their Organizational Consulting Certificate program, Dr. Latham is the dynamic personality with a wealth of experience to share with listeners, no matter where they are in their own consulting journey.
    Find more about Dr. Latham and his work at these links:
    https://pathpointconsulting.com/
    https://obcc.utdallas.edu/organizational-consulting-certificate/

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

David F-Arkansas ,

Great podcast on an important, mostly ignored, topic

A couple of my team members mentioned this podcast. I had a long drive yesterday, and listened to every episode. Charles has picked great guests and the topics have been very relevant. I’ve worked in big-company selection for over 20 years, but I either learned something new or took away a great idea from just about every episode.

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