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2501, 2016

Gratitude: The Attitude That Will Enhance Your Life

January 25th, 2016|Categories: Personal Reflections, Psychology|Tags: , |

The reality is that most of us have much to be grateful for. The mere fact that we are conceived and have the opportunity to experience the mystery of life is such a random event of astronomical proportions that gratitude is a very appropriate response!

1401, 2016

100 Pesos: A Lesson in Valuing TIme and Effort

January 14th, 2016|Categories: Personal Reflections|Tags: , |

On reflection I may not have taken enough time to establish for myself an internal basis for pricing my time. What is my internal guiding premise to how I value my efforts? By primarily relying on the market to set value I limit myself, by failing to think more deeply about how I value my chosen vocation and my time.

707, 2015

Data Is an Ingredient Not the Meal: 5 Key Things to Think About to Begin Turning Data Into Information

July 7th, 2015|Categories: Psychometrics|Tags: , , |

Unless you have been shut off from the outside world in recent times you are probably aware that big data is one of the current flavours of the month in business. As an I/O psychologist, I’m particularly interested how this concept of big data is impacting thinking about people problems

2806, 2014

The Myth That Criterion Related Validity Is a Simple Correlation Between Test Score and Work Outcome

June 28th, 2014|Categories: Psychometrics|Tags: , , |

This is a myth that can be discussed with relative simplicity: Criterion validity is far more than the simple correlations that are found in technical manuals. Validity in this sense is more appropriately described as whether an assessment can deliver a proposed outcome in a given setting with a given

1306, 2014

Attacking the Myth That Personality Tests Don’t Add Value

June 13th, 2014|Categories: Psychometrics|Tags: , , |

For this month’s myth, the last on the topic of psychometrics, I have chosen a slightly different approach. I’m coming out in defence of personality tools; when they are used correctly and understood in the right context. Rather than reinvent the wheel in this regard, I have chosen to highlight

906, 2014

The Myth of Impartiality: Part 2

June 9th, 2014|Categories: Psychometrics|Tags: , |

Last month, I discussed the issue of impartiality with reference to universities and research. This month, I want to look at the myth of impartiality from the perspective of the users and suppliers of psychometrics. With respect to users, my focus is HR professionals and recruiters. The suppliers I refer