Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Most popular posts of 2008

As we say goodbye to 2008, I thought it time to review which topics people seem to be the most interested in--on this blog at least.

So without further ado, here, in descending order, were my top 10 most popular posts of 2008:

1. Adverse impact on personality and work sample tests

2. Can the Dewey Color System be used for hiring?

3. What the new ADA law means for recruitment and assessment

4. What does your selection process say about your culture?

5. A review of situational judgment tests

6. B = f (P, E)

7. One man's journey into Talent Management software

8. Real world value of strategic HRM practices

9. Grading topgrading

10.'s 2008 benchmark report

So what do I take from all this? Reader interest varies, but combined with the sidebar poll on the homepage, it remains obvious that personality testing is far and away the most popular topic. Hiring managers continue to be very interested in selecting candidates for more than just their ability, and HR professionals continue their quest for the best way to do this. There are very good personality tests out there, but I get the feeling no one's discovered the holy grail here yet.

What I'd like to see in 2009 is much more emphasis on candidate self-selection. Realistic job previews (descriptions and multi-media), assessments used for feedback rather than selection, and much much more. It's a very exciting direction, so let's get to it!

So Happy New Year, keep up the good work, and thanks for reading!

Oh, and please complete Dr. Charles Handler's survey. Thanks!

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