White Papers

Are Applicants More Likely to Quit Longer Assessments? Examining the Effect of Assessment Length on Applicant Attrition Behavior

AbstractConventional wisdom suggests that assessment length is positively related to the likelihood that applicants will opt out of the assessment phase. However, restricting assessment length can negatively impact the utility of a selection system by reducing the reliability of its construct scores and constraining coverage of the relevant criterion domain. Given the costly nature of these tradeoffs, is it better for managers to prioritize (a) shortening assessments to reduce applicant …

Quality of Hire: Data Makes the Difference

by Joseph Murphy

Joseph P. Murphy has been engaged in business practices to improve quality of hire for over 30 years. In this article, he presents methods, resources, and implications for using data to document quality of hire. AbstractQuality of hire is a compelling notion. Nevertheless, many organizations have adopted neither the rigor and discipline nor the infrastructure required to systematically measure it, much less improve it. Quality of hire is not an abstraction or a myth. It is a practical m…

Practical Rigor: Evidence-Supported Hiring Decisions

by Joseph Murphy

David Creelman of Creelman Research and I are pleased to announce the release of the white paper: Practical Rigor: Evidence-Based Management to Improve Hiring in High Population Jobs Rigor in decision making is essential. Yet for reasons both good and otherwise, there is a big gap between how business professors think management decisions should be made and what happens in real life. Employee selection is one of the rare areas where that chasm has been crossed. This is particularly …

Talent Analytics Maturity Model: Big Data vs Big Insights

Companies are tasked with the need to pinpoint the type of talent they need and find the candidates who most closely match their criteria. The challenge is moving beyond traditional recruiting processes and avoiding the distraction of notional exploration and making inferences from the ever-increasing data available via the Internet. Organizations committed to a superior workforce are embracing mature talent analytics that can lead to improved hiring decisions. This white paper introduce…

Mobile Assessments: Is Your Organization Ready?

More and more companies today rely on assessments to evaluate their job candidates and make well-informed, data-based hiring decisions. At the same time, a rapidly growing number of candidates are using their mobile devices to learn about employers and their open positions. As the job search continues to go more mobile, and candidates expect to be able to complete the entire application process from their devices, employers are met with a significant challenge. How can they align job see…

Is Your Assessment Working?

The use of pre-employment assessments in the hiring process is rising as more organizations recognize the value of looking beyond the resume to determine the potential job  fit of their candidates. Along with this increase in demand comes an ever-growing number of available solutions. Given the proliferation of assessment options and an increasingly crowded market, now worth well over $800 million in size, caveat emptor – buyer beware – is more important than ever. …