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Talent Basics Series

eLearning programme

presented by Dr. Xander van Lill

Meta-analytical evidence suggests that cognitive ability, personality, and career interest assessments are some of our best psychometric predictors of job performance.

Properly constructed measures of the three variables can provide invaluable information to key stakeholders when selection decisions must be made. This five-part series will focus on the utility of the aforementioned variables in selection, including job performance as a criterion to validate the aforementioned assessments against, and sensible ways to combine the information to make selection decisions.

This programme is valid for 1 month and you will need to complete the full programme within a month of receiving the access link.

The use of cognitive ability in selection

This session will attempt to provide a brief classification system for cognitive ability and its implications for the selection process. Other considerations when assessing cognitive ability will also be outlined.

Duration: 1 hour

2 CPDs

Fee: R495.00

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The value of personality in selection

Even though there seemingly was a resolution on the use of personality in selection in 2007, criticisms of the predictive validity of off-the-shelf measures of personality do emerge from time to time. This session will reaffirm the use of personality in selection and consider a few more nuanced perspectives on personality that might increase predictive validity in selection.

Duration: 1 hour

2 CPDs

Fee: R495.00

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Using vocational interest in selection

Scientists and practitioners make very little use of interest outside of its application to career psychology. This session will attempt to provide practitioners with a useful classification of interest, its predictive validity and use in selection, and its measurement across gender and ethnic groups.

Duration: 1 hour

2 CPDs

Fee: R495.00

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The importance of theoretically sound, reliable and valid performance data in predictive studies

Work performance is one of the most important work-based outcomes used to determine the predictive validity, and subsequent utility, of psychometrics in selection. However, in comparison to the accumulation of evidence on the theoretical structure of cognitive ability, personality, and interest, there is still more to be done to understand the factor structure of performance. This session will attempt to summarize and outline future directions for the measurement of generic and multidimensional aspects of individual work performance.

Duration: 1 hour

2 CPDs

Fee: R495.00

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Calculating return on investment when using psychometrics in selection

A millennium and more research on psychometrics have proven its utility for predicting important outcomes in the workplace, such as job performance. However, there is a lot more that practitioners can do to argue how the science of psychological measurement contributes to return on investment. This session will share useful methods to do so.

Duration: 1 hour

2 CPDs

Fee: R495.00

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