Understanding Employment Testing and Assessment


July 11, 2013

1:00pm CDT

SHRM Chapter Member Pricing: $30 Understanding key technical concepts underlying employee assessment is crucial for making informed decisions about which assessment instruments to select or how best to go about developing one’s own. Interviews, personality assessments, and skills assessments are just a few utilizations of this complex topic, which can have far reaching legal and organizational ramifications. This presentation is designed to quickly bring you up to speed on several critical topics that are important to assessing your current and potential workforce. These topics include: defining “psychometrics”, different aspects of test validation, the importance of test reliability, common measurement and statistical metrics involved with assessment, and daily issues involved with applying assessment in the workplace. Finally, methods for converting abstract psychometrics into concrete dollar amounts will be discussed, with a specific focus towards understanding the return on investment that can come from reducing turnover or increasing performance with the help of a pre-employment assessment. What will participants learn? (at least 3) 1. What test validity really means 2. How to interpret the statistical metrics used to measure the success of an assessment 3. How to identify and overcome some of the barriers to implementing a pre-employment assessment. This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 GENERAL HRCI  E-Learning credits. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.