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Recruiters: Use Cognitive Aptitude Tests to Expand Your Candidate Pipeline

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp , a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. In the latest Manpower Group Talent Shortage Survey, more that 40 percent of global employers reported facing talent shortages. Enjoy the article!)

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The Top 7 Free Career Aptitude Tests

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A free career aptitude test is also known as a career assessment tool that asks some specific questions usually about a user’s personality traits then offers recommendations for their career path, based on their answers. Here are some career aptitude tests that will assist you in finding your ideal career path.


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5 Best Practices for Pre-Employment Assessments Hiring Managers Should Be Tracking


Pre-employment assessments are excellent tools that provide a wealth of data, and much needed objectivity, when used correctly. But those same pre-employment tests can perpetuate bias if hiring managers aren’t paying attention to the whole story. And that, of course, includes your subjective gut instinct.

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How Assessments Create Successful Manufacturing Hires


A pre-employment test can accurately evaluate aptitude and personality, to assess a candidate’s real potential. The good news is that there are tests to do the heavy lifting. Aptitude: The Key Differentiator. The key is to recruit for aptitude as well as skill.

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We Are Young: Tactics for Hiring Junior Developers

Speaker: Katrina Kibben, Founder and Principal Consultant of Three Ears Media, and Katherine Linchey, Relationship Manager at Codility

Historically, recruiters have avoided recent grads and junior talent because they didn’t have the tools or tactics to measure a candidate on aptitude or even know where to find them in the first place outside of college job fairs. Tactics to identify aptitude to grow as well as hiring for current ability. You'll learn.:

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Top Cognitive Assessment Tools


Cognitive assessment tools is a way to ensure that the candidate selected is best suited for the role. A series of assessments are called cognitive assessment tests that are used to identify high potential employees. Here are some of the best cognitive assessment tools that you can adopt into your organization.

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Employer Strategies for Successfully Hiring Justice Involved Job Candidates


My gut tells me that many employers are open to the idea of hiring individuals from the justice involved community, but have historically avoided the opportunity for a variety of reasons. Today, employers can’t afford NOT to look at every viable employee population. Employer tax incentives. Better job candidate flow.

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Engage Your Employees Through a Culture of Creativity

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

Peter Merrill will show you how to assess your own innovative aptitude and how you can contribute to the innovation process. However, encouraging employees to be more creative will not only provide a better employee experience, but also increase their engagement and their contribution of new ideas. President at Quest Management Inc.