Malcolm Gladwell Calls Dr. Adam Grant’s Work “Brilliant”

Malcolm Gladwell

Bestselling author, Malcolm Gladwell,  stated that Dr. Adam Grant is one of his favorite social science writers, calling his work “brilliant”. Click here to read Malcolm Gladwell’s interview in The New York Times.  Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Testing Optimize Hire research is led by Dr. Adam Grant, an award-winning teacher, researcher, and tenured management professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Optimize Hire uses decades of scientific research to determine which traits are most important to predict job performance among applicants in a wide range of industries. Assess Applicants Now…

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Harvard Business Review Says Test First, Then Interview

Harvard Business Review

The Harvard Business Review recommends having all applicants complete pre-employment tests before reviewing resumes or conducting interviews. Click here to read the HBR article titled “When Hiring, First Test, and Then Interview”.  The article explains, “Many service companies, including retailers, call centers, and security firms, can reduce costs and make better hires by using short, web-based psychometric tests as the first screening step. Such tests efficiently weed out the least-suitable applicants, leaving a smaller, better-qualified pool to undergo the more costly personalized aspects of the process.” According to the article, “If more…

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Manage My Practice Cites Optimize Hire

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Mary Pat Whaley of Manage My Practice recently interviewed Optimize Hire to learn more about our pre-employment tests. Click here to read Mary Pat Whaley’s article: Buried Under Resumes? Optimize Hire Will Dig You Out. Manage My Practice: Mary Pat Whaley With 25+ years managing physician practices of all sizes and specialties in the private and public sectors, Mary Pat Whaley is one of the preeminent practice management consultants in the United States today. In addition to her Board Certification in Medical Practice Management, she is also a Certified Professional Coder…

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How to Use Pre-Employment Testing in Hiring – Harvard Business Review

In a recent Harvard Business Review article titled, “How to Use Psychometric Testing in Hiring”, author Ben Dattner quoted the Society for Human Resource Management saying, “Roughly 18% of companies currently use personality tests in the hiring process. […] This number is growing at a rate of 10-15% a year according to many industrial and organizational psychologists.” The article goes on to say that the costs of bad hiring decisions are immense. Dattner states, “the cost of a bad hire is widely estimated to be at least one year’s pay”. In a popular LinkedIn…

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US News & World Report Cites Optimize Hire

In a recent US News & World Report article titled, “Hiring Wisely: The Art of Selection”, author Dr. Marty Nemko cites Optimize Hire pre-employment tests as an effective way make better hiring decisions. Dr. Nemko offers common pitfalls in the hiring process and provides practical examples to improve hiring decisions. The article points out an often overlooked cost of a bad hiring decision: “the frustration of dealing with a bad employee”. This employee satisfaction cost is rarely mentioned but can have a significant negative impact on employee moral. Dr. Nemko discusses the…

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What’s Wrong with Job Interviews, and How to Fix Them – Dr. Adam Grant

Click here to read Dr. Adam Grant’s LinkedIn article: What’s Wrong with Job Interviews, and How to Fix Them. In his article, Dr. Adam Grant—creator of Optimize Hire—discusses why standard interviews are such poor predictors of job performance and explains better methods to improve hiring decisions. “Interviews are terrible predictors of job performance” writes Dr. Grant, citing a evidence from, “hundreds of studies of more than 32,000 job applicants over an 85-year period.” In place of traditional interviews, Dr. Grant recommends the following approaches as significantly better predictors of job…

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The Today Show – Dr. Adam Grant

Click here to watch Dr. Adam Grant on The Today Show. NBC’s Matt Lauer featured Dr. Adam Grant and his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, on The Today Show. Creator of Optimize Hire, Dr. Grant discussed the idea that “Nice guys finish first.” Dr. Grant is the youngest tenured and highest rated professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School. He is also one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, and one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40, according to Poets and Quants.…

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The Diane Rehm Show – Dr. Adam Grant

Click here to listen to Dr. Adam Grant on The Diane Rehm Show. Dr. Adam Grant, creator of Optimize Hire, was recently featured on The Diane Rehm Show to discuss his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. In the interview, Dr. Grant highlights the difference between Givers, Takers, and Matchers and what data shows about their performance in the workplace. Optimize Hire uses a data-driven approach to determine which applicants are most likely to be the highest performers in a given job. Assess Applicants Now Click…

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The New York Times Magazine – Dr. Adam Grant

Click here watch Dr. Adam Grant’s interview with The New York Times Magazine. The New York Times Magazine featured Dr. Adam Grant, creator of Optimize Hire, and his research in their cover story, “Is giving the secret to getting ahead?”. Dr. Grant is the highest-rated professor at Wharton and is one of the top academics in his field, organizational psychology. He is the author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, forthcoming in April 2013, and his research focuses on employee motivation and workplace dynamics. In his book, Dr. Grant investigates…

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Forbes – Dr. Adam Grant

Click here to read the Forbes article featuring Dr. Adam Grant. Creator of Optimize Hire, Dr. Adam Grant, was recently featured in an article by Forbes covering his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. Susan Adams, the article’s author, identifies themes in Grant’s book that lead to people to find success in the workplace. Similarly, Optimize Hire uses a data-driven approach to determine which applicants are most likely to be the highest performers in a given job. Optimize Hire helps large and small companies hire the…

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