Dr. Charles Handler

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Dr. Charles Handler is 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 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. Dr. Handler holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana State University.

Why Talent Assessments May Become Obsolete

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What’s new in talent assessment? Nothing and everything. Looking back on the year that was in HR tech and reflecting on this year’s awesome HR technology trade show, talent assessment remains a small, but significant, cog in the massive HR technology machine. Despite a general lack of true innovation, the talent assessment industry is thriving….

Talent Assessments As You Know Them Could Become Obsolete

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What’s new in talent assessment? Nothing and everything. Looking back on the year that was in HR tech and reflecting on this year’s awesome HR technology tradeshow, talent assessment remains a small, but significant, cog in the massive HR technology machine. Despite a general lack of true innovation, the talent assessment industry is thriving….

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As HR and talent acquisition practices mature, savvy leaders of companies both large and small are finally realizing the value of talent assessment to their bottom line. Be it part of a comprehensive integrated talent management program or a stand alone point solution, talent assessment is an essential ingredient in the recipe for…

The War With Talent — Epic Battle No. 2: Talent assessment violates the golden rule

Part 1 of this three-part series identified a growing rebellion in which individuals looking to obtain meaningful work opportunities (i.e. talent) are taking up arms against the companies for whom they are trying to work. Part one focused on the use of public data as a substitute for more the more traditional talent…

Have You Hugged Your Data Today? Notes From the 2014 HR Tech Conference

The annual HR Technology Conference always provides a smorgasbord of food for thought. In years past my appetite for content related to talent assessment has not been satisfied. What a difference a few years makes. This year’s show was packed with valuable information and insights related to the value of talent assessment. 

This Is Not a Test — It’s the Future! Talent Assessment Trends for 2014

“Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon … everything’s different.”  — Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes (by Bill Watterson) This quote from a cartoon hero who uses his overactive imagination to both entertain us and teach us valuable lessons about life represents a perfect summary of my thoughts…