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On Critics of Testing

November 15, 2011

On Critics of Testing, I am sure that as soon as the first test was invented, by the Chinese according to the history of assessment, the first critic of testing was born. Criticisms of testing are nothing new. I would bet there have been a few test constructors burned at the stake and if we […]

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Public Sector HR Talks Across the Nation

October 11, 2011

For those in the DC area, PTC/MW is hosting a talk by Bob Hogan on “The Predictive Value of Personality Theory and Assessment. ” In Southern California, PTC/SC will host a one-day conference on Friday, November 4th on “Embracing New Challenges, Embracing New Solutions in Personnel Assessment” featuring Wayne Cascio, Harry Brull, Ted Darany, and […]

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The Negative Branding of the Public Sector Workforce

June 18, 2011

Recently, along with Tom Doverspike, I authored an article for IPAC's Assessment Council News on the Negative Branding of the public sector workforce. The entire article can be found at the IPAC site, but that is available only to members. I have posted some of the highlights here: The Negative Branding of the Public Sector […]

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HR Research Resource

June 7, 2011

Over the years, the National Academy of Sciences has published a number of books describing the results of research on human resource topics. The big plus is that as of June 2, 2011 all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press will be downloadable free of charge.  To access the books go […]

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IPMA-HR Midwest Conference

June 4, 2011

Short notice. IPMA-HR is offering their Midwest conference next week, June 5 – 8, in Milwaukee. Especially for those in the public sector, IPMA-HR is an excellent organization and they put on enjoyable conferences.

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Social Media Update

January 3, 2011

Tthe IACP/PERSEREC cybervetting project  cybervetting project is complete and the finished product 'Developing a Cybervetting Strategy for Law Enforcement' is located on IACP's website You may also access the file directly here

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Social Media Website

November 15, 2010

If you are interested in the use of Social Media in Hr, and especially in public safety services, then you can find a great deal of information at the International Association of Chiefs of Police website. In addition to a blog, there is a model social media policy.

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Online Vetting – Part 2 – USAToday on Safety Forces and Facebook

November 12, 2010

I guess sometimes I can predict the future. The attached USAToday article deals with the controversy over cyber vetting for safety force jobs.

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Reporting Adverse Impact – a Report

November 12, 2010

The Center for Corporate Equality has released its TAC paper on best practices and guidance on reporting adverse impact. It is an excellent resource. I disagree only in that I believe the guidance is too technical and mathematical in nature, in doing so it fails to consider the psychological questions or underlying hypotheses. Still, it […]

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From the White House – New Federal Approach to Hiring

May 13, 2010

The memo contained in the corresponding link describes a “new” approach to Federal recruitment and hiring. From an HR perspective, and reading between the lines, two interesting aspects are (1) the deemphasis on the Training & Experience (T&E) approaches, which have been heavily criticized, and (2) a movement away from the Rule of 3 to […]

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