Smart Stage: Hiring Under the Microscope: Five Steps for Improving the Science of Selection

2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition

Metrics, analytics, and big data loom large on the HR radar. However, research shows that objective data plays a surprising small roll in one of the lynchpin functions of HR departments—employee selection. With payroll and benefits representing one of the largest line items on virtually every company’s operating statement, effective selection is perhaps HR’s greatest opportunity to significantly impact the bottom line. It’s time for organizations to put hiring under the microscope. In this presentation you will learn dive steps for creating more evidence-based, scientific, and effective selection processes.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 4:10pm to 4:28pm

Whitney Martin


As a measurement strategist, Whitney’s passion and expertise lies in the field of surveys and assessments. A self-professed “data nerd,” Whitney has a Master’s degree in the area of Human Resources Measurement and Evaluation and has conducted extensive research on the predictive validity of various hiring assessment strategies.

Whitney has been a highly rated speaker at multiple National Conferences and has authored articles on assessments for several books and publications, including Harvard Business Review. She is a member of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and has two decades of experience working in the assessment industry.

Grand Ballroom, East Tower, Ballroom Level
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Smart Stage
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
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