Alison Carr & Jay Hardy on Assessment Length & Applicant Dropout

We all know that long assessments cause job applicants to drop out of the selection process. Wait…do we know that? In this episode, we talk to Alison Carr, a consultant for Shaker, and Dr. Jay Hardy, Assistant Professor in the College of Business at Oregon State University. Alison and Jay talk about the research behind their new article, Are Applicants More Likely to Quit Longer Assessments? Examining the Effect of Assessment Length on Applicant Attrition Behavior.

Special thanks to Matt Sloan, another of the study’s co-authors, for suggesting this article.


Nathan Thompson on Computerized Adaptive Testing

Nathan Thompson, Chief Product Officer for Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC), defends computerized adaptive testing from a hostile cross-examination. You can read Dr. Thompson’s blog here, or connect with him on LinkedInTwitter, or email.

Click here for Dr. Thompson’s recommended introduction to CAT. He also recommended the book Item Response Theory for Psychologists and the Concerto package for developing adaptive tests.


Alok Sawhney on Leadership Assessment and Coaching

In this episode, Dr. Alok Sawhney (@alok_ilage) talks about his work as a consulting psychologist for Vantage Leadership Consulting. Alok combines his experience as a business leader and his training in clinical psychology to offer leadership assessment and coaching. In this episode, we talk about the challenges and opportunities faced by young leaders, speaking the language of business, and the virtues of mall-walking. You can connect with Alok on Twitter or LinkedIn.