Demystifying the World of Assessments

Deciphering the Simple from the Sophisticated

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Presenter: Rick Tiemann, The Executive Group

Program Date: October 2016. This program is no longer available. See a list of all currently available webcasts.

Program length: 60 minutes

All assessments are not created equal. Like the people they measure, they are diverse and possess their own unique strengths and weaknesses; knowing what to look for is key to understanding them. In this program, Rick Tiemann of The Executive Group will discuss the difference between behavioral assessments and psychological assessments. He'll describe why validity, reliability and distortion are critical in selecting a well-designed assessment.

When appropriately used, assessments can be an effective tool in the entire talent management process from supporting an effective selection model to predicting emergent leaders and their leadership potential. In this program, you'll learn how to develop a battery of assessments that measure behavior, emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills for improved predictive value.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the difference between a behavioral and psychological assessment.
  • Understand the relevance of validity, reliability and distortion to a well-designed assessment.
  • Learn the different types of problem solving and reasoning skills a person has and how to measure them.
  • Learn what constitutes a better test.
  • Discover the difference between validity and reliability.
  • Learn what a test-taking mentality is and how it affects results.
  • Understand Emotional and Intellectual Intelligence and how to measure them.
  • Understand why a battery of assessments has more predictive value.
  • Learn how to design an assessment program.

About the Presenter: Rick Tiemann is the president of The Executive Group and author of the book Developing World Class Leaders: The Ultimate Guide to Leadership Development. He founded The Executive Group in 1991 and works with companies in the areas of organizational and business development. His expertise is on developing organizational effectiveness through employee selection and development with a targeted focus on sales and leadership. His experience in mergers and acquisitions including turnarounds and employee integration make him a sought-after consultant to organizations preparing for or in the midst of implementing change. Over the past 25 years he has interpreted more than 13,000 16pf (personality factor) assessments.

Recertification Credit

Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM and PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification from the HR Certification Institute (general credit).

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by PAN - Performance Assessment Network


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