Exploring the World of Assessments: Deciphering the Simple from the Sophisticated

2016 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Learn the difference between simple and sophisticated assessments, what they measure, and how to use them as effective tools in screening your candidates.

Most assessments are classified as behavioral assessments and measure four dimensions of personality. Psychological assessments, which are more sophisticated, capture a broader, more in-depth picture of personality and measure the “Big 5” traits often discussed in psychology today. The more sophisticated assessments are both highly validated and highly reliable. Used appropriately, assessments can be an effective tool throughout the entire talent management process, from supporting an effective selection model to predicting emergent leaders and their leadership potential—not to mention that an efffective assessment can save your organization both time and money. This session will help you:

·         Discover the difference between validity and reliability.

·         Learn what a test-taking mentality is and how it affects results.

·         Identify the different types of assessments.

·         Understand emotional intelligence and intellectual intelligence and how to measure them.

·         Learn how to design an assessment program.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 8:15am to 9:30am

Rick Tiemann


Rick Tiemann started 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.

With over 40 years of business experience including having owned three businesses, Rick has worked in both national and international arenas and has held positions of Director of Sales and Marketing, VP of Sales, Asian Business Development Manager, and President of a 75 million dollar company in the fire and security industry.

He brings a unique mix of sales and business expertise along with a deep understanding of personality and performance potential to his practice. Over the past 24 years he has interpreted more than 12,000 16PF assessments.

Rick is also an accomplished Executive and Behavioral Coach and uses his insight into behavior to assist CEO’s, Sales and Operations Managers, and business owners in their professional development.


Asia 5
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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Critical Evaluation
Business Acumen
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