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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

A Comprehensive Test Fraud Checklist for Businesses

The Test Fraud Checklist With test fraud an ever-present threat to businesses and organizations everywhere, the need for thorough and reliable measures to protect against it is becoming increasingly necessary. Despite the consequences of test fraud being well-documented, still it seems that exam integrity and the fines that come with it are a challenge business leaders are … Continued

5 Reasons Why Test Fraud is More Serious Than Just Flunking 

The truth about workplace cheating When it comes to cheating on an exam, the sentiment often thrown around is that “you’re only cheating yourself” implying that not only is it a near-victimless action, but one that at most, might cause a twinge of moral discomfort without any real consequence.   But does that theory hold any weight … 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