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Workplace Test Cheating: A Victimless Crime? 

Questionmark’s research According to research conducted by Questionmark on US and UK businesses, test cheating is an issue keeping many people up at night.  And quite rightly too. With the consequences of test cheating extending far beyond the individual that commits the act and resulting in long-lasting damage, it’s understandable that L&D professionals have the … Continued

Conference Highlights: Taking the Measure of Testing

The Conferences The last two weeks have seen two major assessment conferences occur. I was fortunate to attend both E-ATP (the European Association of Test Publishers conference and security summit) in London and then the following week the I.C.E. Exchange (Institute of Credentialing Excellence) in Savannah, Georgia. Both conferences had very full programs (I.C.E. even had sessions starting at … Continued

Problem Solving and Thinking Skills Assessments

Questionmark published the Thinking Skills assessment to help customers identify high-potential candidates regardless of their educational and professional background. The test puts the candidates through a time-bound challenge that will probe their problem-solving skills, as well as their ability to reflect critically on complex statements. They must answer 50 multiple-choice questions that illustrate typical problems … Continued

L&D: Why Assume When You Can Assess?

The benefit of assessments to your L&D program Assumption is often a dangerous thing; all too easy to do and often detrimental to base your decisions on. Because—in the same way you can’t assume people won’t cheat on a test because you’ve got the latest tech, or that an email sent with high importance will … Continued

How to Solve the UK Skills Gap

It’s little wonder that with the onset of the 2020 pandemic and its repercussions including the great resignation and the mass adoption of remote work, the landscape of work has forever changed. With more people jumping into entirely new careers and a digital acceleration like never before, it’s perhaps no surprise that the UK has reached a … Continued

Court Ruling Requires Verifying Knowledge After Compliance Training

Is it good enough to run compliance training courses for employees? Or do you also have to check your workforce understand the training? A European court has just ruled that unverified training is insufficient to avoid compliance fines if a security breach happens. Here is the story. In July 2020, a personal customer of the Banca Transilvania, … Continued

Understanding person-organization fit

What is person-organization fit? Person-organization (P-O) fit theory refers to how aligned a person’s core values, beliefs, ethics and purpose are to those of the organization they work for. For example, someone who is results-focused and values speed will fit best with an organization that shares, and enacts, these values. It is separate from person-job … Continued