Ernst and Young Favors Online Assessments Over Degrees

Today I am fortunate to be sitting among the nation’s leaders in performance based assessments.  Experts from companies like VMWare and Palto Alto Software, to Tableau and Citrix. We are sharing experiences around best practices of performance based testing. Earlier this week professional services titan Ernst and Young made headlines for a significant change to […]

IT Recruiting Tops the List of Corporate Priorities

In November 2014, the United States had around “5 million job openings…the most since 2001.” Fortunately, this means that the U.S. job market is looking up in general, but the demand for talent is less than evenly spread between job titles or industries. In particular, technical talent is in demand now more than ever.  In […]

Top 3 Time Saving Recruiting Tips

The world of technical recruiting is a particularly competitive one.  As Business News Daily puts it, “You shouldn’t hire the first person who walks through the door, but you can’t spend months or even weeks making a decision, or the candidate you want will be long gone.” Instead of spending time reviewing hundreds of resumes […]

Making Strides Toward Objective Hiring

In a perfect world, the hiring process would be 100% objective 100% of the time. As a qualified job seeker, the benefits of objective hiring processes speak for themselves. Every candidate wants to feel like they are given a fair chance at their dream job based solely on their competence and talent. But nothing is perfect […]

Cybersecurity: The Transition from DoDD 8570 to DoDD 8140

If you had to wait months to get a new credit card after the infamous Target December 2013 data breach you might not be surprised to see the term cybersecurity dominating headlines. More recently, if you had trouble flying with American Airlines or United Airlines, you’re probably a little relieved there are more conversations focusing […]

3 IT Certifications to Add to Your Arsenal

IT certifications are revered by employers and individuals alike. In fact, research suggests that 65% of employers look at IT certifications as a differentiating factor among candidates who are equally qualified. So if you’re looking for a leg up in the job market, what IT certifications are really worth investing in? Keep reading to learn […]

Back to the Training Labs Again

If you’ve ever read an instruction manual, you’re aware that at times simply reading about how to do something doesn’t quite do the trick. Even a manual with images and charts doesn’t necessarily paint a true picture of what to expect when you’re trying to replicate a task or solve a problem. Without being able to […]

IT Skills Assessments: The Next Level

How does your organization assess IT skills for potential hires? Multiple choice tests? Recruiter-led phone screens or white board exercises? Or maybe with one-size-fits-all templates? There is probably something that these testing techniques can tell you about a candidate. But how indicative are theoretical tests or catch-all assessments of a candidate’s potential for success within your […]

5 Benefits of Performance-Based Testing

If you’ve read our whitepaper, you know what performance-based testing is and you know that we think it’s a great approach to screening job candidates and IT certification programs. However, if you’re still not convinced, here are 5 undeniable benefits of performance-based testing: 1. Go beyond the theory. If you wanted to get a sense […]