How to Hire: 4 Must-Dos Before Hiring an Employee

Hiring new talent for your business can be challenging if you don’t have the proper hiring process in place. Missteps in the hiring process are most likely to occur when you have a short timeframe, are understaffed or are unsure about how to hire. Avoid these missteps by getting ahead of the hiring game. Below are four things you should do be...

What Steps Should Be Taken Before You Can Start Testing Candidates

A critical part of the job candidate screening process is testing. Here’s what you should know before you begin… There aren’t too many people who enjoy taking tests, especially in high-pressure situations, but the fact is that they are extremely useful for the purpose of selecting desirable employees. You can significantly improve y...

The NFL Wonderlic Test and the NFL Scouting Combine: The top 7 questions

The NFL Draft often brings questions to Wonderlic regarding how our test of cognitive ability relates to football. In this article we share some of the most frequently asked questions relating to the NFL Wonderlic test and its use at the NFL Combine, where our test is administered. Each y...

Digital Badges Can Boost Your Student Recruitment and Enrollment

By now, most of us have heard about the many ways that digital badges can help educators validate their students’ skills and competencies to prospective employers. Digital badges are great motivators for students because they help them promote their knowledge, skills and abilities. They can also help improve a student’s digital identity....

Three Recent Trends in Course Placement Testing

As many of my fellow educators are all too aware, 2015 was a tumultuous year for course placement. Due to some significant changes by one of the major course placement test providers, a large number of colleges have suddenly found themselves on the hunt for a new solution – which is a process that brings with it a host of challenges and...

Reinstatement of ATB testing: What you need to know

A brief history of ATB testing: Prior to 2012, students who lacked a high school credential (a high school diploma; the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma, such as a general educational development or GED certificate; or completed homeschooling at the secondary level as defined by state law) could prove their ability...

A Skills Gap? Or a Communication Gap? How Digital Badges Can Be a Bridge

Almost everyone in the field of education is familiar with the tongue-in-cheek quip, “Hey, Cs Get Degrees!” While some college students may be comforted by this concept, the rest of us cringe at the idea of having stiches removed, teeth cleaned, or costly insurance claims coded by someone who merely learned enough just to get by. In r...

How competency-based education programs can bridge the skills gap

Some critics say that our country’s postsecondary institutions are incapable of keeping up with projected growth in the middle-skill occupations. According to their projections, the U.S. will face a shortage of 5 million workers by 2020, and this is due to the fact that "...

Can Competencies Oust Outcomes?

I was recently reading through a heated exchange on an online competency-based education discussion forum when I came across the following statement from an exasperated educator: “Why are we bothering to talk about CBE? Why don’t we just get back to measuring outcomes?!” I was shocked. I thought to myself, does this educator not kno...

7 Reasons Why You Need to Test When Hiring for Creative Positions

You’re looking to fill a creative position: graphic designer, front end web developer, copywriter, video editor… so the first thing you probably want to see is the candidate’s portfolio. After all, work samples are a primary indicator of suitability for many positions, especially creative ones. However, if you’re basing your hirin...