Effective staffing practices imply the use of evaluation methods that have a high level of predictive validity, which is a measure of the relationship between success during candidate evaluation and success in the job. While interviews have repeatedly been found to have a low level of predictive validity, it remains the most commonly used method to evaluate candidates’ competencies.

This workshop introduces methods of evaluation that are associated with a higher level of predictive validity and tips on how to prepare and administer them, with a focus on increased effectiveness of staffing practices. Participants will learn how to develop valid and reliable technical tests, work samples and job simulations, and how to use them to evaluate candidates’ competencies. 

Topics Covered

  • Advantages and challenges of using technical tests, work samples and simulations;
  • Techniques to develop valid, reliable, effective and efficient evaluation processes and tools;
  • Measurement and scoring;
  • Preparing candidates and evaluators.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop effective, valid, reliable and efficient methods and tools to assess candidates’ competencies/KSAs;
  • Implement effective processes to evaluate candidates’ competencies;
  • Develop and implement tools to measure and score competencies through technical tests, work samples and job simulations;
  • Prepare candidates and evaluators when using technical tests, work samples and job simulations.
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