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psychometric tests
2022-06-09
by savita.gauchan

Double Source Double Translation Design For A Leadership Assessment Questionnaire

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The Halin Prémont Enneagram Indicator, developed by Belgian researchers Philippe Halin and Jacques Prémont, is a scientifically validated questionnaire designed to determine the respondent’s Enneagram type. It is used for leadership coaching and has 52 questions used to attribute a score out of 100 for …

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psychometric tests
2022-06-02
by savita.gauchan

Psychometric tests often have high stakes: how to address potential biases and other challenges when adapting them in multiple languages

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Psychometric tests in technology-rich environments, adaptive psychological tests, social and emotional skills, and profiling tests have gone multinational, thereby increasing the need for translation and adaptation into multiple languages. The International Test Commission guidelines for translating and adapting tests are our “guiding light” and our …

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programming skills test
2022-05-31
by devasmita.ghosh@capstan.be

Disentangling Proficiency in Programming from Proficiency in English: Codility meets cApStAn

by Pisana Ferrari – Branding and Social Media Manager If the level of language proficiency of a skills assessment is too high, this may hamper the correct measuring of these very skills. For example, a skilled programmer may not pass a test due to the high threshold of English proficiency that is required in order …

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Psychometric test translation
2022-03-18
by admin

On-Demand Webinar | Pitfalls to Avoid while Translating Psychometric Assessments

Psychometric assessments have become a crucial component of the recruitment and development process at scale. To hire the right candidate, one needs to ensure that the tests are fair, valid, reliable and defensible in all the languages that are available to the test takers. Different types of assessments present different challenges, and we shall show …

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The Chaos Management Skills Assessments translation
2020-11-23
by savita.gauchan

The Chaos Management Skills Assessment Series: A Test Translation Case Study Episode 1 Retrieving and leveraging existing translations

by Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO Please don’t spend too much time looking up the Chaos Management Skills Assessment. It is a fictitious project, which we set up for the exclusive purpose of this informative series on good practice in skills assessments translation. We have collated events and features from several multilingual assessments on which we …

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2020-04-10
by savita.gauchan

Remote work is the new normal for many, but what of the future? There may be far better reasons to embrace it than just avoiding the coronavirus

Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Much has been said and written in past months about how the current coronavirus crisis will affect the future of work. Carola Milanesi is the founder of The Heart of Tech, a consultancy focused on education and diversity, and is often quoted as an industry expert in …

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2020-03-19
by savita.gauchan

Opportunity@Work and Accenture call on employers to tap into the hidden pool of talent of “Skilled Through Alternative Routes” (STAR) workers

Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The debate on whether skills training could emerge as a viable and scalable future alternative to college is long standing and heated. There appears to be, however, a mounting consensus that colleges and universities have not come close to keeping up with the skills demanded by …

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2020-02-18
by savita.gauchan

There’s a new obstacle to landing a job after college: getting approved by AI

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Students preparing for a job interview have to face a “stark new reality”, reads a recent article by Rachel Metz for CNN Business: they could be vetted in part by artificial intelligence. There is a surge in the use of algorithms to analyze details such …

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2019-05-10
by savita.gauchan

EU agency analyses 32 m online job offers to map skills most in demand

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village About 32 million unique online vacancy postings from seven EU countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Italy, UK) have been collected by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and processed through big data and machine learning techniques.(1) Skills intelligence is …

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2019-04-21
by savita.gauchan

US survey of 750 HR leaders indicates shift towards skills- and competency-based hiring

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village In a recent interview for “EdSurge” Sean Gallagher, Ed.D. (1) discusses the rapidly changing field of graduate education. The offer is booming and increasingly diversified, he says. Degrees now come in all shapes and sizes. There has been a lot of innovation in credentialing, with new …

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2019-01-29
by savita.gauchan

Addressing the mismatch between children’s job aspirations and the labour market demand

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village A joint report by the OECD and the UK-based charity “Education and Employers” was presented in Davos at the World Economic Forum 2019 on January the 23rd. The report is inspired by a survey of 20,000 primary school children called “Drawing your future”, organised by …

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2018-09-24
by savita.gauchan

Jobs for the future: automation versus augmentation

  by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Just out: the World Economic Forum’s “The future of jobs” 2018 edition. The report foresees major disruptions to labour markets, but says demand for new roles will offset the decreasing demand for others, with “net job gains” estimated at 58M. Their analysis suggests that …

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