Do IQ tests work for hiring?

IQ Tests: What are they good for?

Do IQ tests measure anything that actually translates to meaningful, real-world behavior? Should the general public, or hiring managers, care about a person’s IQ score? A brief history of IQ tests IQ tests were initially developed to test academic achievement in school children in early 20th century France but quickly gained popularity for widespread use. Critics claimed these early IQ […]

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Shaping the social environment can build a more inclusive workplace

3 Considerations for Building an Inclusive Workplace

Psychology research finds that deeply rooted attitudes and beliefs are some of the most immune to change. And that diversity training has a history of failing to make a difference in the creation of a truly inclusive workplace. So before starting that next presentation that is supposed to radically change your employees’ belief structure, perhaps it’s time to consider that […]

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Everyone Wins in a Diverse Workplace

Everyone Wins in a Diverse Workforce

Diversity initiatives are not just a politically correct box to check – they are a powerful tool for organizational success. Having a diverse workforce of employees from different backgrounds with different experiences helps your team solve problems more creatively and make stronger decisions. Diversity, whether in terms of demographics or encompassing other unique experiences that inform one’s work, is a […]

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The key to successful employee development is to target your company's effort and dollars at the people that will yield the highest returns.

How to Invest Smarter: Prioritizing Employee Development

Investing is all about making the right decisions with available resources. Companies have to make these decisions constantly, including when deciding who to hire, develop and promote.  The research shows that organized employee development is great for your company’s bottom line. But like any smart investment, the key is to target your organization’s effort and dollars at the people that […]

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Unconscious bias can lead us to sabotage a person’s interview, in a phenomenon psychologists call “the self-fulfilling prophecy”.

How to Mitigate Unconscious Bias in Recruitment – Where Interviews Go Wrong

Why aren’t more women in the boardrooms of major corporations? Why don’t more African-Americans work in the burgeoning tech industries? When asked, companies often claim a lack of qualified candidates. However, many of these companies might consider the lesson that orchestras across the nation learned in decades past – unconscious bias may play a role.  Prior to the 1970s, 95% […]

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