The Mistake Interviewers Don’t Know They’re Making

When candidates are interviewed for jobs or admissions, we can generally assume that they aren’t all equally qualified—there is a distribution. For example, it might be the case that half are above average and half are below average. Because there is a distribution, we also know (at least intuitively) that there are probabilities involved. Using this example: If you randomly […]

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How to Cheat a Psychological Assessment

Psychological assessment is a popular method of learning about people. Assessments come in a variety of formats, for example you might be given a series of statements and asked to indicate how much you agree or disagree with each, or you might be given lists of different options to choose from. Unlike the information we usually gather in everyday life when […]

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It Feels Great to Make a Positive Difference

Here at Cangrade we are excited about science and technology. We could go on about algorithms, predictive analytics, and big data until you are unimaginably bored. We also have plenty to say about relevant topics such as how to predict success in the workplace, the value of hiring effective employees, the value of equal opportunity hiring, the hidden costs of […]

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Are You Making the Right Decisions? 4 Things You Need to Know

The process of decision making almost always involves some degree of uncertainty. Some strategies can be more valuable, more beneficial, or less risky than others—but how do you really know what works best? In this post we describe the 4 things that you need to know in order to really find out. For the sake of simplicity we will limit […]

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