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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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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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Are You Looking at People With Jagged Resumes?

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In his book The Rare Find, George Anders provides a captivating look at how companies can spot exceptional talent. These are game-changing hires that breathe new life into their companies with well-rounded thinking and new perspectives — then execute like … 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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World’s Toughest Tests and Final Exams

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In addition to the fact that Life itself is a test, there are a number of other scholastic and professional challenges along the way that would defeat even the best of us. That said, below is a list of the … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: Need Good Decision-Making Skills

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Job ads are interesting. I’m sure you’ve seen an ad like this: Requirements: – 3 to 5 years experience in the field – Strong interpersonal and communication skills – Excellent analytical and decision-making abilities – Ability to manage multiple tasks … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Performance With Watson-Glaser

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Critical thinking is a skill we all use everyday to think and analyze our way through problems. It helps guide us to sound conclusions and creative solutions that we might have missed otherwise. That’s what makes the Watson-Glaser™ such a … Continue reading

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Intelligence Alone Does Not Guarantee Good Critical Thinking

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It goes without saying that every manager wants to hire a bright employee. So why not use an assessment that can identify the candidate with the highest intellectual horsepower—a pure measure of cognitive ability? While intellect is an undisputed asset … Continue reading

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