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Notes from Helm and Associates


Why Use Employment Tests

  We’ve been in the business of developing, validating, and providing employment tests for over 35 years – and that includes everything from full personality assessment for executive and c-suite level candidates to applicants for entry-level clerical and service...

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Some Thoughts about Re-Vamping Paid-Time-Off Policies

I remember once seeing a bumper sticker that read, “OH NO! NOT ANOTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITY!” I sometimes feel that way as we emerge into the changes in our economy that the pandemic has brought. One of those changes, which was probably already underway before March...

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How to Choose an Employment Test

Are you thinking that you’d like to include an employment test of some kind in your selection or promotion decision-making process? The problem you likely have is that you aren’t sure which test or tests are the right ones for your company. You may even have listened...

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The Nuts and Bolts of Employment Tests

The use of employment tests has been a topic of debate in the area of human resources for many years. While we aren’t legal experts, we are experts at creating personality and employment tests, so I thought it would be useful to create a brief overview of employment...

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Why Interviewing Is More Painful than Stepping on a Lego

You’re standing at the edge of a child’s playroom; it’s dark – no lights, no moonlight coming in the window. You know there are tiny building blocks – Legos™ – scattered across the floor. As you stand there, considering how you’ll get from here to there, your bare,...

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