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Psychometric Testing in the Workplace

Psychometric assessments were first used by the US Army during World War I in an attempt to predict which soldiers would suffer from post-traumatic stress (called “shell shock” at the time). Today, the psychometric testing industry is estimated to be worth more than $500 million with annual growth estimated at 15%. 

Feb 23, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Recruitment & Selection- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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Brain Imaging and the Future of Psychometric Testing

In 2011, our research partner and psychometric assessment provider, TTI Success Insights, began conducting brain research using electroencephalographic (EEG) electromagnetic tomographic analysis (ETA) imaging techniques. 

Feb 23, 2021

Topics: Psychology- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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The Reasons People Work & Previously Unseen Challenges

According to the American Psychological Association, “Motivation is important in almost every aspect of human behaviour. When you make a decision, your choice is certainly influenced by your motivational state.”

Aug 11, 2020

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools

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How to Talk about DISC on Social Media

As a coach, consultant, end-user, or partner, you might want to talk about DISC on social media. However, if you’ve studied DISC, you know that it takes time to learn and properly debrief others. So how exactly do you effectively share its value online? 

Mar 5, 2020

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools

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The Astoundingly Positive Power Of 3 Awful Words

In my time wading through the treacherous, murky waters of self-development literature trying desperately to make sense of what’s signal and what’s noise, what’s just a Band-Aid fix and what’s hitting upon deep truth...

Jan 28, 2020

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools

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Learning Round-Up: Why Leadership Development Feels Broken, 10 Tips for Effective L&D Programs, How to Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes

This post is part of our Learning Round-up series, designed to showcase informative and trending content in recent weeks or months, mainly revolving around HR, learning & development, productivity, psychology, and decision making.

Jul 22, 2019

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools

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Using Mindfulness to Improve Emotional Intelligence

Mindfulness can be thought of as bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment. It is a skill that can be developed and sharpened over time with practice, focus and repetition.

Jun 29, 2018

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools

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5 Myths & Misconceptions About Personality Testing

It's time that we busted some of the most common myths and misconceptions that surround personality testing. Especially as testing is becoming more prevalent in the workplace, it’s important to be armed with information and understanding.

Aug 7, 2016

Topics: Psychology- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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