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Articles about Tests & Testing
- 1 in 6 first-year university students won't make the grade
How to keep your child from flunking out in college or university
- 16% of First-Year Students Drop Out of University
How To Keep Your Child From Being One of Them!
- A Visit from One of the World's Worst Salesmen
A terrible sales call and how you can ensure that your sales force doesn't send this impression!
- Are Your Employees ‘Really’ Honest? Do You ‘Really’ Know For Sure?
How do you know if your applicants are really trustworthy, honest people?
- Avoiding Employees who are Dishonest or Drug Users
How to avoid hiring other people's rejects
- Big Ego, Big Office
Narcissism Pays Well, But It Can Be Detrimental, Too
- Choosing a Winner
How to hire the right person the first time.
- Congratulations, You’re Fired!
The consequences of public foolishness in the internet age.
- Dealing With Employees Who Steal
What to do about employee theft.
- Dealing With The Dishonest Employee
What to do about employee theft.
- Do Assessment Tests Work?
Do employee tests and selection tools really work?
- Don’t Hire A Killer
How To Avoid Violence Prone Employees
- Dude! Don’t Dis’ The Customers!!
The importance of providing great customer service
- Employee Turnover – What are the costs? How can you stop it?
How to reduce employee turnover and churn
- Finding Employees With Integrity
How to hire honest employees.
- Generation Jobless And The Advantages For Employers
How savvy employers can take advantage of Canada's surplus graduates.
- How to Deal with Customers
How to hire and train employees to be responsive to customer needs.
- How To Identify Problem Employees Before You Hire Them
What to look for in a job candidate before you offer them a job.
- How To Prevent Burnout
Burnout in the workplace and what to do about it.
- How to Prevent Employee Theft
- Is Your Camp Ready For A Lawsuit?
How to hire better counselors and avoid potential problems.
- Is Your Sales Force Performing Effectively?
How to assess the skills of your sales force.
- It Takes All Kinds
Personality and personality testing in the workplace.
- Managing Conflicts Effectively
Workplace conflict management and how to do it well.
- Pencils down. Time to see if you’re right for the job
More companies are using assessments to screen employees.
- People Cause More Problems than Anybody
How to manage problem employees.
- Personality Testing in Employment
- Poor ‘fit’ causes far too many terminations/resignations – How do we fix this?
Do your applicants really fit into your organization or not? Do you know?
- Preparing the Next Generation
What every employer should know about their youngest job applicants and consider when hiring them.
- Prospective Hires Put To The Test
Why testing job candidates can save you time and big bucks.
- Screening Assessments And Employee Confidentiality – A Word To Employers
- Six Ways To Lose Customers
Why consistently good customer service is critical in today's business environment.
- Survey Indicates That Qualified Talent Is Increasingly Difficult To Find
Finding good employees is getting harder. Testing applicants helps employers make better decisions.
- Testing For Integrity
Are your job candidates honest? How do you know and how can you find out?
- Tests For Pre-Screening Entry-Level Employees
Pre-screening of entry-level job applicants, how to do it and why you should.
- The High Cost of Hiring the Wrong Person
Bad hiring decisions can cost you big bucks later on.
- The Recruitment Process That Succeeds
How to use testing to screen applicants and establish internal scoring benchmarks.
- The Reliability and Validity of Honesty Testing
Why honesty tests work and what you should know about these tests before you use one.
- The Trick To Finding Employees Who Fit
How to accurately assess employee candidates for job-fit.
- Thieves Are Everywhere! (And You’ve Probably Already Hired One)
Pre-screening for honesty can save you a lot of grief.
- Toxic Workers The Expensive Hidden Menace Who Are Costing You More Than You Think!
Bad hires can cost you $50,000 per toxic worker hired.
- Understanding Honesty
What every employer should know about honesty testing.
- US Supreme Court Rules On New Haven, CT Fire Department's Use of Pre-Screening Test
Legal implications for employers uring pre-screening tests when hiring.
- Use Employee Assessments to Hire the Right Person For the Job
Using assessments to make good hiring decisions
- Validity Definitions & Descriptions
Information describing the various types of validity used in testing.
- Want better employees? Ask better questions in job interviews . (And TEST them!)
How to hire better, more skilled and more reliable employees.
- Warring Egos, Toxic Individuals, Feeble Leadership
A Study of Conflict In The Canadian Workplace
- We Don't Hire Child Molesters! (We Think)
A case for the use of pre-screening tests.
- We know our employees steal, but who cares?
How just one dishonest employees can seriously damage a company or its reputation.
- What's your Biggest Problem?
If you didn't know, it's probably some of the people already working for you!
- Where Are All The Good Salespeople?
Use screening tests to identify sales talent.
- Why Attitude Matters As Much (Or More) Than Skills!
If you aren't testing your applicants, you're running the risk of hiring problems instead.
- Why Is Everyone So #$@&%*! Rude These Days?
How rudeness is costing us more than we think.
- Why Pre-Screening Employees Is Important
Pre-screening applicants can reveal important information about candidates that nothing else can tell you.
- You’re Dishonest (And So Is Everyone Else)
Dishonesty in the workplace can be minimized through better hiring practices.
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