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The Role Assessments Play in Talent Management

  • Format: Self-Paced
  • Course Duration: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • SHRM Professional Development Credits: 2
  • HRCI General Recertification Credits: 2
  • Certificate of Completion

If you had a way to better ensure your organization was hiring the best candidate for a job, internally promoting the best employee and maximizing the potential of its workforce, wouldn't you try it? Research tells us that nearly 80% of companies with 100 or more employees utilize talent assessments in the recruitment of external hires. This course will not only discuss their use in talent acquisition but also in on-boarding and in on-going talent development. The content is designed for you, the HR professional, to learn about these great tools and how to use them during major phases of the employment cycle.

After this course, you'll be able to:

  • Demonstrate the different places in the employment cycle where talent assessments can be used.
  • Understand what to look for in order to determine the quality level of a talent assessment.
  • Categorize a talent assessment & how best to use it.
  • Determine which talent assessments are appropriate for positions with a high or low volume of applicants.

Add Talent Assessments to your HR toolkit. Better enable yourself and your management team to win the war for talent and drive business performance.

Craig Haas


Craig Haas

Dr. Craig Haas is a Management Consultant and Executive Coach at Advantage Performance Group with over 15 years of experience in helping companies select high quality talent and develop leaders.


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Module 1 0/10

Setting The Foundation

Welcome and Course Overview
What is Talent Assessment?
Where Does Assessment Fit into the Employment Cycle?
There's No Silver Bullet
What to Measure?
Is This a Good One? Reliability
Is This a Good One? Validity
Thinking Globally
Employment Law & Assessments
Overview: HR's Role

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Assessment Types

Subjective vs. Objective
Two Participant Task Format
Projective Tests
Custom vs. Off-the-Shelf
Multiple Categories for One Assessment
Assessment Centers
Work Sample Tests
Situational Judgment Tests
Unstructured & Structured Interviews
Integrity Tests
Personality Tests
Emotional Intelligence Tests
Biographical Data
Values, Motivations & Career Interests
Multi-Rater Surveys
Knowledge & Skills Tests
Abilities Tests
The Research
Dos and Don'ts

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Talent Acquisition: High Volume

Best Practices
What Tools to Use
Did They Pass?
Video Interviewing
How to Use the Data

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Talent Acquisition: Low Volume

What Tools to Use
The Middle Stage
Informing the Interview
Dos and Don'ts

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Talent Acquisition: Executive Assessments

Why It is a Good Idea?
When is It Appropriate to Use?
A Typical Executive Assessment
Virtual Executive Assessments

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Talent Acquisition: Internal Candidates

Informally Sourcing Internal Candidates
Openly Sourcing Internal Candidates
Testing Internal Applicants
Non-traditional Applicants & Talent Mobility
Scaling Up

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Don't Wait and See
Be Invested in Their Success
To Share or Not To Share?

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Ongoing Talent Development

Executive Development
Developing Hi Pos & Emerging Leaders

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Course Wrap Up