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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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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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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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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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Raven’s APM and Watson-Glaser: Comparing Two of the Best Cognitive Assessments

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When you think of assessing cognitive ability, two names come to mind in the crowded pre-employment marketplace: Raven’s™ Progressive Matrices and Watson-Glaser™ Critical Thinking Appraisal. Both are feature-packed assessments with versatile administration and reporting capabilities and can be administered in … Continue reading

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5 Ways Assessments Help the Job Seeker

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Many job seekers have a big distaste for pre-employment assessments. This makes sense given their image as a tool that knocks even talented people out of the recruiting process! Before organizations begin an assessment program, they need to make sure … Continue reading

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10 Ways Organizations Use Our Assessments

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With the cost of a bad hire as high as 150% of a person’s salary, organizations are turning to assessments to give them rich data to draw on when making people decisions: Who to hire, promote, send to a training, … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Assessment

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Are you scheduled to take the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal assessment for training or selection and looking for a practice test? Then I have bad news for you. Because the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal assessment is the most widely known … Continue reading

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What is Your Thinking Style?

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What is your thinking style? Are you Analytical, Inquisitive, or Timely? Now you can find out for free with the My Thinking Styles™ assessment at ThinkWatson.com. Our thinking styes assessment helps you learn the thinking styles you use most often … Continue reading

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Relationship Between Feeling Personality and Critical Thinking

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Personality type fans will probably not like this post, but statistics aren’t swayed by popularity. As someone who has been a fan of personality type for years and is a certified practitioner for both the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and … Continue reading

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