Harold P Brull served as Senior Vice-President of Personnel Decisions International (PDI), now Korn Ferry Leadership Consulting, for 36 years. During his tenure he has designed selection processes and systems for over 1,000 organizations ranging from ford Motor Company to the Peace Corps. Harry is a licensed psychologist and has taught industrial/organizational psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels for 17 years. He has served as an expert witness in employment law cases in both state and federal court, representing both private and public-sector clients.
Harry served as President of the International Personnel Assessment Council and is the recipient of the Stephen E. Bemis Memorial Award and the Clyde J. Linley Exemplary Service Award. He was a charter member of the Minnesota Employment Law Council.
Hiring the "right stuff" has never been more important. In today's competitive environment, staffing our organization with competent, customer-focused, high-integrity people is essential for organizational viability . Pre-employment testing, if chosen carefully and used correctly, can be a powerful tool in predicting future job success. As a tool in the toolbox, it has the capability of increasing both the accuracy and efficiency of the hiring process.
The simple truth is that selection doesn’t make candidates any better. The quality of your applicant pool ultimately determines the success of your hire. Since selection is a pipeline that begins with recruitment, finding qualified applicants is the first, and potentially most critical, aspect of the hiring process.
The employment interview is the most common tool for deciding whom to hire. In many cases, unfortunately, it measures little other than the candidate's ability to tell the interviewer what he/she wants to hear - hardly a basis for a hiring decision.
We all have a characteristic way of approaching and interacting with the world around us. However, we are not always aware that others start from a very different place. As a result, we often find it difficult to understand or appreciate those who are quite different from us.