Publications

These in-depth studies written by Wonderlic professionals in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Employment Law validate testing as a critical component to hiring and student admissions.

In June of 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion on whether the City of New Haven could cancel the results of its fire department’s promotional exams.

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Download this handy infographic which shares 10 steps (and a bonus tip!) that can help you get the most out of your seasonal staff.

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Don’t miss a step during your interview process! Use this checklist to help you and your candidates have a seamless and consistent experience.

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Cognitive ability is the #1 predictor of student academic success. That’s why the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) has been used by postsecondary institutions for 30 years.

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Can she “catch on” quickly? Will he be able to “figure things out?” As an employer, you should know these things before you make an offer to a job candidate.

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There is more to a student than their GPA or their educational background, but uncovering their true cognitive ability is difficult without an assessment.

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No matter the size of a company or the number of employees, every organization is affected by employee theft. How can the likelihood of this costly threat be reduced?

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Are cognitive ability tests really predictive? Do they predict more than just initial performance?  Cognitive ability tests only very low ability levels, right?

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The media can have a major effect on how we perceive Presidential candidates. We are inundated with conflicting messages about them and are left to make a decision based on half-truths and marketing spin. This eBook helps you cut through the propaganda and discusses the traits you should look for in a candidate. 

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Schools are not immune to employee theft and fraud. Embezzlement, misuse of funds, and unearned overtime are big problems that can be very costly for educational programs.

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In the airline business, passenger satisfaction is everything. Airlines face steep competition from other carriers, and if clients are not happy with the service, they will fly elsewhere.

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The Wonderlic Motivation Potential Assessment (MPA) is a 30-item questionnaire that measuresthe extent to which employees will make a significant, positive contribution to the success oftheir workp

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Do your students have all of the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace? Sure, they get good grades and have a good attendance rate.

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Did you know that 30% of college and university students drop out after their 1st year? And 50% never graduate?

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Did you know that most job listings use terms like “motivated,” “driven,” and “self-starter,” but only 30% of employees actually fit the bill?

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Did you know that healthcare jobs represent 25% of the top 20 fastest growing jobs in the next 10 years?

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Checking the references of a job applicant is a step in the hiring process that often gets cursory treatment. Unfortunately, a lot of important information can get missed when that happens.

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How much does turnover cost? Are there any unpleasant surprises hidden in the equation? How can you be prepared for the situation when it happens? And what can you do to avoid a bad hire altogether?

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Making an offer to a new employee is a very big commitment. If you skip a step in your hiring process, you might be missing out on important information. This infographic serves as a step-by-step guide to help you avoid costly hiring mistakes. 

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68.2% of students don’t feel that the program and classes at their school prepared them for the job. Are your students among this group?

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Did you know that highly engaged employees tend to outperform their disengaged colleagues by more than 20%? This infographic outlines what engaged employees are made of, how to keep them happy, and exactly how they benefit your company.

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If there was a tool that could help you predict a student’s academic success—would you use it?

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Even though it is an employer’s market, finding the right candidate for certain positions is still a challenge. This infographic details the 5 hardest to fill occupations, as well as information about the education, skills and salary requirements typically associated with these positions.

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The Presidential election is over—for now. But the debate over what makes a great leader still stands. What does it take to be a great President? How can we be sure our President elect possesses these skills and traits? This infographic gives you some food for thought on an alternative way to choose a Commander in Chief. 

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Many people assume integrity tests and polygraphs are the same, however, they only similarity is that they were both developed to prevent employee theft.

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A little white lie might not seem like a big deal, but it costs the restaurant industry $8.5 billion annually.

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Ban the box! How important is an individual’s past criminal history to the hiring process?

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While all employee theft and malfeasance is negative, these types of behavior are especially alarming in a healthcare setting due to the vulnerable state of many patients.  This white paper

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This case study examines what types of pre-employment screening tools are being used by the leading retailers in the United States.

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The Motivation Potential Assessment (MPA), a 30-item questionnaire that measures the extent to which employees will make a significant, positive contribution to the success of their workplace.

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This paper will discuss issues that companies deal with during the hiring process, as well as provide case studies that demonstrate how employers have effectively addressed these matters.

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Employee shrink costs retailers nearly $5 billion a year. Additional untold billions are lost to unproductive workers. Don’t let your employees walk out the door with your profits.

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In an industry as competitive as insurance, agencies need to be confident that they are hiring people with the highest ethical and moral standards.

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Student engagement does matter! This eBook offers clear analysis and easy-to-follow tips based on the results of a recently-conducted study of over 3,000 students nationwide. You’ll learn what factors influence student engagement, how important it is for students to have support outside of school, whether engagement means employment, and much more.

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This article examines Cornell University’s paper “The Truth About Integrity Tests: The Validity and Utility of Integrity Testing for the Hospitality Industry.”

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Whenever an employer considers implementing a new means of assessing prospective job applicants, it is imperative to evaluate this decision from both a technical and legal perspective.

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The results of this case study on the Wonderlic Behavioral Risk Profile Plus reveal that theft and counter productivity remain significant issues, even among the college-educated. 

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Did you know that when an employee commits a crime or act of negligence it is your company that will be on the line in a lawsuit?

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Hiring managers beware: That hiring decision you’re about to make may not be legally defensible.

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No one is perfect… but some are less perfect than others. The destructive practices of lying, cheating and stealing at work cost billions of dollars every year in lost revenue. Some people are more prone to these activities than others. How do you spot them before they’re hired?

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Hiring is on the rise and that means the number of interviews being conducted is also increasing. How do you know if you are consistently and fairly interviewing each and every candidate? Are you really getting all of the information that you need? And most importantly – is your current process legally defensible?

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A job analysis is an extremely important factor in the hiring process. Without an in-depth description of each position or job family within an organization, an employer is simply guessing about what knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed in a candidate. By properly conducting a job analysis, you can cut out the guesswork and make better, more informed hiring decisions.

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Social media is no longer just a way for college kids to connect. It’s now integrated into many employers’ recruitment and selection strategies, and will continue to be for many years to come. While this is great for job candidates and employers, there are many risks associated with this practice that cannot be ignored.

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Counterproductive behavior, theft and drug use are all bigger problems in the workplace than you might think. When an employee steals or lies, it is costing you big time. This white paper offers some ideas you can use to screen for these behaviors.

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Assessment providers are no strangers to litigation. Wonderlic has battled a variety of lawsuits on behalf of our clients over the years and has consistently proven the validity and legality of o

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On March 24, 2014 two new rules promulgated by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs(“OFCCP”) went into effect.

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