Articles & Resources

We have been publishing articles for over 30 years to address the myriad of issues that interviewers encounter in the process of hiring top talent. Our library of articles is available below for your review.

18 of 286 Articles Found

  • May 2013

    Rutgers Learns Numbers Don't Replace Knowledge

    In hiring decisions, a huge number of individuals on a selection committee never replace knowledge and judgment gained from trained interviewers using effective techniques.

  • Mar 2007

    Helicopter Parents Take Flight

    We've been studying selection interviewing practices for 35 years, and we've seen some very strange trends, but it’s hard to top the following: parents are beginning to join their child in their job interviews.

  • Mar 2006

    A Winter’s End to Summers

    Larry Summers had superior credentials for the coveted position as Harvard University's president, but his inability to fit in with Harvard's culture illustrates a problem seen all too often when analyzing hiring mistakes in corporate America.

  • Apr 2000

    Unfair Advantage

    It seems there is no limit to what certain students will do to get ahead. The latest ploy among some college applicants is to claim they need more time to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the primary college entrance exam.

  • Apr 2000

    Top-Tier Firms Turn To Second-Tier Schools

    For the first time in nearly a decade, enrollments at the nation's elite business schools - Stanford, M.I.T., Dartmouth, and the University of California, Berkeley - are down, in some cases by as much as 11 percent.

  • Jan 1998

    How We Learn

    Experienced trainers know that seminar participants bring varied learning styles to the classroom.

  • Jan 1998

    Online and "Just-in-Time" Interview Training

    Online learning is what education should be: a responsive, ongoing process with tools that are available when you need them.

  • Oct 1997

    GPA: What Does It Really Mean?

    Educational achievement should not be the sole criterion for deciding who to interview on campus.

  • Jan 1995

    Padded Credentials by Colleges

    A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reports that colleges routinely exaggerate the average SAT scores of incoming students.

  • Apr 1994

    Predicting Future Success

    Two bi-coastal studies on MBA graduates support thorough behavior-based interviews of potential employees rather than grades, exam scores or other numerical values.

  • Oct 1993

    Will the Real SAT Please Stand Up?

    The acronym SAT now stands for Scholastic Assessment Test, not Scholastic Aptitude Test. This change is a response to criticism that the SAT does not measure a person's "aptitude" for higher education.

  • Oct 1993

    Insiders' Interview Questions (Part II)

    Jim Kennedy asked Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) members to submit their favorite interview questions. Here is part two of some of the most interesting questions he received.

  • Oct 1993

    Night Owls Wanted

    In today's 24-hour market-place more companies are turning to shiftwork schedules to respond to customer needs.

  • Oct 1992

    Grade Inflation Soars

    Interviewers will need to see more than a high grade point average (GPA) during college recruiting. Grade inflation has been occurring in America for the last twenty-five years according to Newsweek magazine.

  • Jul 1992

    Then and Now . . .

    Problems public school students say they face in the 1990s: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery or assault.

  • Apr 1992

    MBA Parents

    Does your company have a progressive paternal/maternal leave policy? In the words of John Naisbitt, "This is becoming a generational issue not a gender issue."

  • Jan 1992

    Testing Today, Interviewing Tomorrow

    As current students learn to handle open-ended questions in school exams, they will also be more confident and effective when hearing them in job interviews. Eventually, interviewers will start to meet more savvy candidates who are tested in school for thinking ability and will be applying it in job interviews.

  • Oct 1991

    Workforce 2000 Woes

    Most of our readers are familiar with this figure from the Department of Labor Study, Workforce 2000: 85 percent of new hires in the 90's will be women, minorities and immigrants.