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No More Bad Hires: Pre-hire Assessments and Their Role in Fair and Predictable Hiring

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Presented by:
Dr. Josh Allen
Josh Cotton, Ph.D.
Dr. Josh Allen 
and Josh Cotton, Ph.D.

Eliminating uncertainty from the hiring process has been a top priority for organizations since time immemorial. A perennial tactic for accomplishing this has been pre-hire assessments. With the increase of AI in hiring and pre-hire assessments, how can talent acquisition professionals ensure that pre-hire assessments are job-related (valid) and fair (unbiased). 

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, May 11 at 11am PT / 2pm ET, as Dr. Fred Rafilson hosts a panel discussion with Dr. Josh Allen and Josh Cotton, Ph.D. Our panelists will explore how HR and TA leaders can effectively and fairly execute job analysis and assessments, to evaluate and measure the skills, abilities, and traits required for on-the-job success. 

Important areas of discussion will include:

  • Administering evaluations for target roles
  • Understanding the role of AI in assessments and hiring
  • Establishing test validity in relation to the EEOC, especially in the areas of content, construct, and criterion-related validity evidence
  • Ensuring test fairness and mitigating adverse impact

Register for free to reserve your seat now. Can’t attend? No problem! Register for the webinar, and you’ll receive a link to view the video recording the next day. Everyone who attends the live broadcast will receive HRCI and SHRM credits. If you have any issues with the registration process, reach out to us directly at


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About the speakers
Dr. Josh Allen

Dr. Josh Allen

Director of Global Selection and Assessment Strategy


Dr. Josh Allen is a Director of Global Selection and Assessment Strategy at Walmart. With Walmart, Josh has led the validation, analysis, and implementation of dozens of assessments that are administered to millions of candidates annually around the world. Josh has worked on several innovative assessment projects including Virtual Reality (VR) assessments, game-based assessments, simulated assessment centers, and AI/ML based selection. Josh’s team won the 2020 HRM Impact award for their work on predicting candidate retention in Walmart Stores. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Florida International University.

Josh Cotton, Ph.D.

Josh Cotton, Ph.D.

Director of Talent Assessments


Dr. Cotton is a Management Consultant focusing on improving applicant screening, reducing turnover, and is an Executive Coach. He has advised Navy SEAL Admirals, Generals, and CEOs. Dr. Cotton has overseen assessments of more than 175,000 applicants for Fortune 250s such as CSX and Honeywell. He has consulted with multiple other Fortune 500s and various prestigious DoD organizations including DuPont, Service Master, Flowserve, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Naval Special Warfare Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, and Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command. He is a published researcher with numerous academic awards and earned a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Memphis. Dr. Cotton is the creator of the Elite Performance Indicator competency and personality test (, co-author of the best seller The Talent War, and a founding Board Member of a nonprofit supporting refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine.

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