21 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.

    Emotional Intelligence is the Key to Successful Hiring (and Survival) During a Time of Crisis with Caroline Stokes, CEO and Founder of The

    Emotional Intelligence is the Key to Successful Hiring (and Survival) During a Time of Crisis with Caroline Stokes, CEO and Founder of The

    During this special edition of Science 4-Hire, Dr. Charles Handler is joined by Caroline Stokes. Stokes is an author, Certified Executive Coach and the CEO & Founder of The Forward Company, an executive recruiting and coaching firm.

    Stokes has over 20 years of hiring and headhunting experience for major corporations around the world. Her experiences lead her to write the book “Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company”, and to create a company that incorporates a more humanistic approach to the executive hiring game.

    Handler and Stokes have an entertaining and informative discussion about the changing mindset among talent acquisition professionals due to the pandemic. The conversation centers around the increased importance of Emotional Intelligence for survival in today’s uncertain climate. The dialogue explores the changes that Handler and Stokes have already witnessed across industries and individuals, and how to apply Emotional Intelligence to improve one’s state of mind now and beyond the crisis.

    Stokes outlines the key traits required for survival are a positive mindset and productivity. The #1 trait being Flexibility, followed closely by: Optimism, Gratefulness, Calmness, Compassion, and Respect.

    Prior to the pandemic, these were more likely to be “nice to have” characteristics for both candidates and recruiters.

    As employers fight each other to attract talent, Stokes advises them to “up” their level of service. Candidates, like everyone, are looking for warmth in their interactions. Friendly and thoughtful is no longer above and beyond during the candidate experience - it’s expected.

    Stokes also offers words of wisdom on ways to thrive during a crisis. While the advice is meant for talent acquisition pros, job seekers, and company executives, the tips are helpful to anyone struggling with life as we know it now. She layers lessons in adaptability borrowed from improv, yoga, psychology, and other areas. But it's an adage shared by Dr. Handler that implies how we should all be handling our current situation: "Blessed are the flexible because they never get bent out of shape.”

    Science4Hire is brought to you by Rocket-Hire - your partner for launching successful talent assessment strategies and solutions. For more information on Rocket-Hire, visit https://rocket-hire.com

    Related Resources
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    Follow Caroline Stokes on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ocarolinestokes/
    Learn more about The Foward Co. - https://www.theforward.co/
    Follow Caroline Stokes on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ocarolinestokes
    Buy the book “Elephants Before Unicorns” on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Elephants-Before-Unicorns-Emotionally-Intelligent/dp/1599186586
    Watch Caroline’s Ted Talk - “Why an Emotionally Intelligent Company Impacts Growth” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPmoC506_cM

    • 40 min
    Are Happy, More Productive Employees Just A Digital Nudge Away? with Eddie Jerden, Ph.D., People Scientist at Humu

    Are Happy, More Productive Employees Just A Digital Nudge Away? with Eddie Jerden, Ph.D., People Scientist at Humu

    Dr. Charles Handler is joined by I/O Psychologist, Dr. Eddie Jerden, People Scientist with behavior change technology company, Humu.

    Jerden has worn many hats over his 20+ years in the talent assessment space with roles in R&D, validation studies, performance management, and selection work. He’s worked with AT&T, Hogan Assessment Systems, DDI and recently added his experience to the team at Humu.

    Humu, a behavioral change technology firm, is the brainchild of Google’s former People Ops executive, Lazlo Block, along with former Googlers Jessie Wisdom and Wayne Crosby. The platform draws inspiration from the concept that small “nudges” or cues can help people to make better choices, and are most effective when presented at the right time and in the right manner based on the individual. Through the use of AI, machine learning, and a host of distribution methods, companies can prompt their people toward a more productive, even happier existence.

    Jerden digs into how the inability to accurately measure the impact of implementation within the I/O psych space was a “gap” in his previous work but serves as a core function of the Humu platform.

    Throughout the podcast, Jerden provides insight into:

    The use of signals or “choice architecture” to improve productivity;
    The mechanics behind Humu’s “Nudge Engine”;
    The three elements of any effective prompt;
    And how data is used to measure AND “make work better”.

    People management (also referred to as Human Capital Management) has no shortage of technology platforms, but Jerden makes a compelling case that providing managers with a tool that goes the extra mile to personalize the employee’s experience makes all the measurable difference toward organizational performance, retention, individual happiness, inclusion, and innovation.

    Science4Hire is brought to you by Rocket-Hire - your partner for launching successful talent assessment strategies and solutions. For more information on Rocket-Hire, visit https://rocket-hire.com

    Related Resources
    Find Eddie Jerden on Linkedin
    Learn more about Humu at https://humu.com
    Follow Humu on Twitter - @humuinc

    • 41 min
    The Intersection of I/O Psychology and Entrepreneurship - Announcing the I/O Entrepreneurs Networking Event at SIOP 2020 with Neil A. Morel

    The Intersection of I/O Psychology and Entrepreneurship - Announcing the I/O Entrepreneurs Networking Event at SIOP 2020 with Neil A. Morel

    In this episode, Dr. Charles Handler chats with fellow I/O Psychologist, Dr. Neil A. Morelli, VP of Product and Assessment Science for Berke. Neil specializes in talent acquisition, data science, and product development, but has a special affinity for entrepreneurs.

    During the discussion, they dig into the comparisons that can be drawn between those who pursue a career in I/O psychology with those who have (what can best be described as) an “entrepreneurial spirit”. The most prevalent being the shared focus on innovation and creative thinking; and how experimentation and seeking solutions is a trait that has a great deal of overlap between the two pursuits.

    Neil, who has been an active supporter of I/O psychology entrepreneurs, also extends an invitation to a special event taking place during SIOP 2020 - I/O Entrepreneurs Networking.

    During I/O Entrepreneurs Networking (a new addition to the SIOP schedule), Morelli encourages anyone interested in I/O entrepreneurship, independent consultants (or aspiring ones), those with product ideas, or those interested in meeting others in the I/O space to meet like-minded professionals.

    In addition to networking, the event will feature an informal showcase of I/O-created businesses. This “startup village” will allow interaction between those aspiring to build their own products and solutions with others who have or are in the process and willing to show their progress.


    SIOP 2020 - I/O Entrepreneurs Networking Event Details

    Date / Time: Thursday, April 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 PM
    Location: Room 305 of the JW Marriott (host hotel)
    Interested in showcasing a product? A few spaces are still available.
    Contact Neil via email at neil@berkeassessmnent.com to have your I/O product considered for the showcase.

    The pair goes on to discuss the factors that are leading to the shift in more I/O’s embracing and implementing more entrepreneurial efforts to the benefit of the companies they work for (or to embark on their own endeavors).

    Before joining Berke, Dr. Morelli served as the Head of Product and Selection Science for The Cole Group, an executive search firm serving high-growth technology companies. He has also worked for an early stage, web-based assessment company and as a talent management consultant for Fortune 500 companies including Georgia Pacific, Wal-Mart, Bridgestone Tires, and Texas Instruments. Dr. Morelli received his Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from the University of Georgia and his M.S. in I-O Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His research interests include technology-enabled recruitment and assessment and he has authored several articles and book chapters in a variety of peer-reviewed publications.

    Science4Hire is brought to you by Rocket-Hire - your partner for launching successful talent assessment strategies and solutions. For more information on Rocket-Hire, visit https://rocket-hire.com

    • 39 min
    Linked Into the Workforce: I/O Psychology’s Role @ LinkedIn with Daniel Maurath Senior Consultant, People Analytics at LinkedIn

    Linked Into the Workforce: I/O Psychology’s Role @ LinkedIn with Daniel Maurath Senior Consultant, People Analytics at LinkedIn

    With over 660 million members, LinkedIn has access to the global workforce and related data like no other platform in history. The platform and its evolution have been a game-changer for both job seekers and talent acquisition professionals.

    In this episode, Daniel Maurath, I/O psychologist, and Senior People Analytics Consultant at LinkedIn discusses LinkedIn’s core mission to “Create Economic Opportunity for all members of the global workforce” and how the data provided by members is core to the evolution of the platform. Maurath also speaks to the significant role data plays in identifying trends that provide LinkedIn with the insight needed to evolve their product offerings.

    Daniel relates that the top 3 trends trends identified through member surveys and data include:
    Low unemployment is resulting in a sellers market
    Rapid skill changes are requiring reskilling at an increasing rate
    Emergence of the “purpose economy” (where work is all about passion and purpose) resulting in a need for companies to change their approach.

    We also discuss the launch of (and plans for) LinkedIn’s Skills Assessments in September 2019. This new offering provides individuals with an opportunity to showcase their skills to employers. This is LinkedIn’s first step in credentialing, but they have also highlighted this as an area of future growth - so stay tuned.

    LinkedIn’s never ending quest to reduce the friction between job seekers and employers is core to this episode. Maurath provides listeners with a look inside the behemoth’s current and future efforts to invest in data, analysis and the people who understand both, and the impact this combination will have on the future of work.

    Science4Hire is brought to you by Rocket-Hire - your partner for launching successful talent assessment strategies and solutions. For more information on how Rocket Hire, visit https://rocket-hire.com


    RESOURCES

    URL for Podcast Page on RH - https://rocket-hire.com/podcast/linked-into-the-workforce-i-o-psychologys-role-linkedin


    Daniel’s LinkedIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielmaurath/
    I/O Psychologist
    Skills Assessment Launched - https://blog.linkedin.com/2019/september/17/announcing-skill-assessments-to-help-you-showcase-your-skills




    How he went to work for LI?
    Formerly Talent Insights, which became People Analytics
    Data is one area (reporting, dashboarding)
    Research area (bigger projects that drive major changes to the platform)
    HR, Benefits, Compensation
    Formerly worked with the Product Team to make better

    LinkedIn
    660 Million Members

    Reed Hoffman Quote:
    “Data only exists within the framework of a vision you’re building to, a hypothesis of where you’re moving to.”

    • 31 min
    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

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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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