Advanced Skills in the Workplace

Although advanced skills are required for many jobs, HR professionals are having extreme difficulties recruiting skilled workers. For example, according to a 2013 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey of over 3,400 HR professionals, 55% noted that they had difficulties finding employees with sufficient writing skills....

Beyond the Basics: Addressing Advanced Skills Deficits

Everywhere you turn there seems to be bad news about the U.S. falling further behind other countries when it comes to matters of education. Unfortunately, when it comes to mastery of the basics, it’s true. Where are the Skills Deficits? Grammar, spelling, math, reading comprehension… these are the foundations of educ...

Only 6 Months Left to Avoid GED Reset!

Do you have students who have passed portions of the GED test, but not all? Or, have some taken the entire test, but don’t have the minimum overall score? Maybe they have not been able to get a passing score on the essay. Whatever the situation, you and those students are feeling very stressed because time is running out! There are onl...

Productivity Software Proficiency: Identifying Gaps, Developing Skills

“You need to work on this.” “You need to work on formatting columns, creating pivot tables, and animating presentations.” Ok... so which of the previous two statements is more helpful when it comes to developing your employees’ software skills? The latter, of course. It’s clear, actionable feedback that can be used to impro...

Why You Might Need an Advanced Skills Test

Hiring is on the upswing, which is great! But many of the open positions require more than just basic skills. Jobs are becoming increasingly complex and require higher levels o...

GAIN and the 2014 GED Test

As we continue to get closer to the implementation of the new 2014 GED assessment, we've gotten a lot of questions surrounding how this will affect use of the Wonderlic General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)® basic...

Congress at Work on WIA Reauthorization

U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (“SKILLS”) Act (H.R. 803) on February 25, 2013 and on Wednesday, March 6th...

ATB Testing at the State Level

Many states and agencies have started using the list of federally approved Ability to Benefit (ATB) tests for non-traditional purposes, so ATB testing can be a confusing topic for many institutions. Hopefully this article will clear up some of the uncertainty around the use of...

How to Prep Students for the 2014 GED

The new 2014 GED will have many differences from the test we have seen in previous years, which means preparation activities will need to be revamped. Wonderlic discusses the changes you can expect to see and how you can ensure your students are pre...