TalentLens Assessments @ Work Blog

What is Inductive Reasoning?

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Inductive (or abstract) reasoning, is the ability to analyze information and solve problems on an intricate, thought-based level. Completing an abstract reasoning assessment as part of the selection process provides a picture of candidates’ fluid intelligence – this is the ability … Continue reading

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New Webinar: Closing the Skills Gap for Emerging Leaders

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Register now for Pearson TalentLens’ latest webinar! Title: Confronting the Skills Gap: How Great Companies are Creating Leaders in a VUCA World Date: Thursday, April 7th  Time: 2:00pm ET Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6013928754836487425 Leadership is in a transition. Baby Boomers are retiring at … Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Key Findings of the 2016 Trends in Executive Development Survey

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Results show new emphasis on cognitive readiness, a continued focus on critical thinking, and a significant skills gap for emerging leaders NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) MARCH 22, 2016 Pearson today announced the results of the “2016 Trends in Executive Development: … Continue reading

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The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Interview

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Recruiters and hiring managers love interviews. They particularly love unstructured interviews where questions change as the conversation evolves. Hiring managers often say when they let the conversation flow, they can get a gut feel for the candidate’s overall job fit. … Continue reading

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What are the Top Trends in Executive Development?

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The latest Trends in Executive Development report is ready, and the results may surprise you. With a record number of survey responses from CLO’s, Executives, Heads of Leadership Development, and Senior HR Leaders, it is clear that their most consistent … Continue reading

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Hiring for Mechanical Comprehension in the 21st Century

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As discussed in our white paper (“Hiring Manufacturing Staff in the 21st Century: A Fundamental Shift in Skills”), modern manufacturing requires a unique mix of mechanical comprehension, adaptability to new technology, and the ability to work in a team environment. … Continue reading

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The Great Divide: Post Secondary Education and Workplace Readiness

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The enormously popular book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, captured America’s attention by offering a metaphor for why men and women struggle to communicate and understand one another — they are from different planets, each socialized and … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Training: How to Recognize Your Assumptions

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Remember the salty adage, “When you make an assumption, it makes an …” well, you remember. Assumptions gone awry lead to mistakes, miscommunication, and bad decisions. Like mischievous gremlins, they take you down the wrong path and havoc ensues. Waving … Continue reading

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See the TalentLens Team at SIOP

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TalentLens team members from around the globe will be in Houston at the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology’s annual conference April 11-13th! Come see us at booth #409 and learn about our multilingual assessments. Stop by to receive your … Continue reading

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an Assessment for Employee Selection

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Are you implementing an assessment program for the first time? Here are five common mistakes to avoid when choosing an assessment for use in hiring: Choosing an assessment where the knowledge, skills, abilities, and/or work styles measured by the assessment … Continue reading

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