IQ? EQ? 4-Q? What Every HR Professional Should Know About Hiring Assessments

SHRM 2015 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Discover what hiring assessment approaches have the highest predictive validity and are the most effective.
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Repeated Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.

Recent research has shown that there is a large and disturbing gap between what researchers have found relative to the effectiveness of different hiring assessment approaches, and what HR practitioners know and believe on this topic. This session will reveal prevailing research findings (and debunk some common myths) on the effectiveness of various assessment strategies, arming you with critical knowledge to systematically select top-performing employees and ensure maximum ROI on your assessment practices. During this session we will:

  • Discover what hiring assessment approaches have the highest predictive validity.
  • Discuss what measures and methods will yield the highest return-on-investment for your organization.
  • Learn what criteria to consider when selecting an assessment instrument. 
  • Review steps for creating an evidence-based selection process that is tied to workplace metrics.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Whitney Martin


As a measurement strategist, Whitney’s passion and expertise lies in the field of surveys and assessments. A self-professed “data nerd,” Whitney has a Master’s degree in the area of Human Resources Measurement and Evaluation and has conducted extensive research on the predictive validity of various hiring assessment strategies.

Whitney has been a highly rated speaker at several National HR Conferences and has authored articles on assessments for several books and publications, including Harvard Business Review. She is a member of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and has two decades of experience working in the assessment industry.

Harbor Ballroom I
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
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