As you know, my daily work is filled with data crunching, report publishing, and other nerdy stuff. But occasionally I get the opportunity to leave my virtual cubicle and interact with the world. Here’s your chance to listen in.
On Wednesday, February 5th at 1:00 EST, I’ll be co-hosting a Brandon Hall Group research spotlightÂ where we talk about some of our recent assessments research and what you need to know. Here’s the marketing blurb:
What's the big deal about assessments anyway? Assessments have been around for decades now, so why all the attention to the assessments industry these days? Organizations large and small are using a wide variety of assessment types â€“ skill, behavioral, personality, cognitive and more â€“ throughout the hiring process and the employee lifecycle to help make better talent decisions, guide managers in developing their teams, and help individuals further their own career goals. It's not enough to get an assessment score or profile. Managers and individuals need to know how to take action on that information. It's a balance of science driven assessments, and the art of integrating the results with your talent processes.
Why you should attend
Working asÂ the HR Director for a small company, I don’t know that I would have spent much time looking at information on assessments. After all, you just use those for hiring, right?
- Hiring assessments (I started using these for key positions, and it was a great tool for helping our selection process)
- Talent assessments (Who are your high potential employees that would make good leaders?)
- Individual assessments (What is my team good at? How can I help them to play to their strengths and downplay weaknesses?)
Plus, you get the opportunity to listen to my friend and colleague, Mollie Lombardi, as she shares other insights into the world of assessments. I’m excited and hope you can join us!