Dr. Wendell Williams

About the Author

R. Wendell Williams, Ph.D., is Managing Director of ScientificSelection.com. He specializes in helping organizations develop job competencies, measure applicant skills, implement performance management programs, develop performance appraisal systems, make promotion decisions, and develop Web-enabled hiring sites. Contact him at rww@scientificselection.com .

Hiring Secrets from Great Coaches and Other Workplace Myths

Editor’s Note: Readers frequently ask about past TLNT articles. That’s why we republish a Classic TLNT post every Friday. Every so often, someone publishes an article about lessons learned from great coaches offering advice about how to select people. Sorry, this is useless…

Building a Top 20 Workforce: Past Performance Doesn’t Predict Future Results

Editor’s Note: Sometimes readers ask about past TLNT articles. That’s why we republish a Classic TLNT post every Friday that some of you have requested. .n the early 1800’s, the British textile industry was automating. New, wide-framed looms could be operated…

You May Not Think So, But You Really DO Use Tests When You Hire

First of two parts Two comedians are talking… “Do you test applicants?” “We don’t use tests.” “Oh. You hire everyone who applies?” “No … just the ones who pass interviews.” “You know, interviews are tests.” “We don’t use tests.” You see, it’s a…

What Happens When There Are Too Many Applicants, Too Little Time?

Some organizations are just lucky. They have a huge, Niagara-like, flow of applicants knocking at their front door. They hire teams of people to scan paper resumes. But any experienced recruiter knows resumes contain a considerable amount of fiction. Bad…