HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts

#328: The Psychology of Hiring and Tools to Remove Bias w/ Dr. Charles Handler

August 19, 2021 The HR Gazette Season 1 Episode 328
HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent and Tech Experts
#328: The Psychology of Hiring and Tools to Remove Bias w/ Dr. Charles Handler
Show Notes

In this HRchat we'll delve into the psychology of hiring and the tools available to potentially remove bias from the recruitment and onboarding stages of the employee life cycle.

Bill's guest this time is Dr. Charles Handler, a thought leader, analyst, and practitioner in the talent assessment and human capital space. Throughout his career, Dr. Handler has specialized in developing effective, legally defensible employee selection systems.

Since 2001 Dr. Handler has served as the president and founder of Rocket-Hire, a vendor-neutral consultancy dedicated to creating and driving innovation in talent assessment. Dr. Handler has helped companies such as Intuit, Wells Fargo, KPMG, Scotia Bank, Hilton Worldwide, and Humana to design, implement, and measure impactful employee selection processes.

Through his podcast Science 4-Hire, his prolific writing for media outlets such as ERE.net, his work as a pre-hire assessment analyst for Bersin by Deloitte, and worldwide public speaking, Dr. Handler is a highly visible futurist and evangelist for the talent assessment space.

Throughout his career, Dr. Handler has been on the forefront of innovation in the talent assessment space, applying his sound foundation in psychometrics to helping drive innovation in assessments through the use of gaming, social media, big data, and other advanced technologies.

Questions include:

* What is the most common mistake when it comes to talent assessment?
* Doesn't talent assessment promote biased decision-making? Where does skills-based hiring fit in?
* Why are humans inherently flawed in evaluating candidate capabilities and is AI finally ready to step up and remove inherent biases?
* How has the global remote work experiment of 2020-21 influenced what companies think about how they can manage employees?


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