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What are Behavioral Competencies?

Competencies are complex behaviors required to deliver the desired outcomes at work. “Behavioral competencies” are skills, knowledge, and abilities that we develop in relation to other people and our environment. Some examples include leadership, teamwork, negotiation, and conflict resolution, while others reflect our responses to the world around us, such as initiative, adaptability, and problem-solving. … Continued

The Difference Between Learning and Development

In the world of personal and professional growth, the terms learning and development are often used interchangeably. While both are essential for growth and success, they have distinct differences in their purpose, focus, and outcomes. Understanding the difference between learning and development is crucial for individuals and organizations to create effective strategies for achieving their … Continued

The Ultimate Guide to Sourcing Top Talent: Strategies for Recruiters

As the competition for top talent intensifies and skills gaps become commonplace, it’s becoming increasingly challenging for recruiters to hire the best candidates. In today’s job market, recruiters must adopt new sourcing strategies to find the most qualified and talented candidates. This guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the best candidate sourcing … Continued

A Complete Guide to Observational Assessments

In this article, we will look at what an observational assessment is, the advantages of observational assessments, the risk of potential biases and observational assessment tools. Quick Links What is an observational assessment? An observational assessment is a test where an observer watches a participant perform a task and rates their performance, making it possible … Continued

Pre-Employment Tests: Benefits, Types, and Considerations

What is a pre-employment assessment test?  Recruitment is one of the hardest tasks in business. Hiring the right person to take a role rapidly and effectively is critical but difficult. Even at the most successful companies, there is a significant number of poor hires. Statistics vary, but at least one survey suggests that generally, around … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Our Digital Marketing Assessment

What is the Questionmark Digital Marketing Assessment? The Digital Marketing Knowledge test was designed to measure general knowledge about key concepts in digital marketing. Intended for job candidates and entry-level marketing employees, it’s an excellent tool to benchmark an individual’s skill level or screen a new hire for your marketing team. The test is made … 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