Realistic Job Previews

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Criterion Validity: How and Why To Measure It

Hiring is a guessing game. Almost 1 in 2 hires fail in the first 18 months and, if we’re honest with ourselves, we don’t usually validate that what we’re looking for in new hires is what we should actually be looking for. Some basic KSAs (knowledge, skills, and attributes) are more important than others depending […]

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Construct Validity: How to Measure It and Why It Matters

Imagine you’re about to shoot an arrow at a target. You’ve been boasting to your friends about how accurate a shot you are, and this is your opportunity to prove it to them. You shoot the arrow and it hits the centre of the target. You load up the next arrow, it hits the centre […]

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6 Essential Steps to Conducting a thorough Job Analysis

Jobs are constantly evolving. Roles and responsibilities change in reaction to new technologies, externalities, and cultural norms. And as the people in our organisations change, so do the jobs themselves.  It’s easy to lose track of these changes, making it difficult to hire the right candidates. New tasks and responsibilities require new knowledge, behaviours and […]

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Realistic Job Preview: 7 Great Examples to Inspire You

As humans, we naturally set expectations for the new experiences we take on in life. However, expectations don’t always align with reality. Often things aren’t as they seem from the outside. After reading a job description, a candidate may develop dangerously unrealistic expectations for their daily responsibilities, employee benefits, and work culture. But there are […]

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