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How to Use Talent Assessments for Hiring (Vancouver)

Date: June 13, 2019
Location: CPHR BC & Yukon - Nespresso Corporate Boardroom


Greg Ford, M.Ed Adult Education & Workplace Learning, B.A. Psychology
Samantha Goldstein, M.A. Organizational Psychology (in pursuit), B.A. Psychology



Studies show that approximately 90% of workplace problems are caused by human factors, and more and more organizations are now looking at how personality, attitude, and values drive on-the-job behaviors. "How to Use Talent Assessments for Hiring" is a half-day facilitated course for leaders trying to enhance their culture, improve employee engagement, and increase profitability by decreasing absenteeism, turnover, theft, fraud, violence, property damage, injuries, and more.

In this fun and interactive course, participants will learn how to interpret and use specialized psychometric assessments for identifying top-performing employees. The course empowers people with practical skills and knowledge of the key personality default settings and work values essential for "fit" with a role. Successful participants will earn the CTA (Certified Talent Assessor) designation accredited by CPHR BC & Yukon.        

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  1. Predict future work style, behaviors, and performance of new hires, thereby maximizing your "Quality of Hire" metric.
  2. Conduct a job analysis to create a competency matrix, benchmark top performers, and create "ideal hire" profiles for screening applicants.
  3. Rate new applicants with a quantifiable, objective, and defensible scoring methodology
  4. Create tailored behavioral interview questions and reference-check questions which are specific to each applicant’s profile.
  5. Know how to best coach, motivate, and lead a new employee based on that person’s unique personality.

  • HR Professionals, Recruiters, Talent Acquisition specialists.

Location: CPHR BC & Yukon - Nespresso Corporate Boardroom, #1101-1111 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 2J3

Time: Registration: 8:30 - 9:00am; Presentation: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Greg FordGreg Ford, M.Ed Adult Education & Workplace Learning, B.A. Psychology
Greg Ford is the CEO and co-founder of TalentClick Workforce Solutions. He has also been an adjunct professor in the business faculty at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC and a business communications instructor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alberta. Greg holds a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Adult Education & Workplace Learning. His articles have been published in numerous magazines and journals such as Bloomberg News, Recruiter.com, Workplace Today, Canadian HR Reporter, and others. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and has spoken at dozens of conferences and summits internationally. Clients have included CN Rail, Kiewit, EPCOR, Valero, Lafarge, Canfor, West Fraser, Interfor, New Gold, ICBC, State Far, and more.

Samantha GoldsteinSamantha Goldstein, M.A. Organizational Psychology (in pursuit), B.A. Psychology
Samantha Goldstein is the Technical Project Specialist at TalentClick Workforce Solutions, where she is a part of the team that is responsible for the development of proprietary products and professional services delivery. Samantha is soon to hold a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology with a focus in Psychometric Development and Personnel Assessment. Samantha has facilitated personality-based development sessions in a number of contexts, including Education, Sports Management, Technology and Non-Profit. Samantha is passionate about demonstrating that businesses can optimize performance through the fit and fulfillment of employees. She aims to offer her training, experience and passion to the broader community by helping HR managers across BC discover the power of psychometrics.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate
(by May 24th)

Regular Rate
(by June 7th)







CPD hours
3.0 • Workforce Planning & Talent Management
All pricing excludes applicable taxes. HST/GST # 119446714
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