Useless Wonderlic Test

by Kris
(Chicago, IL)

I recently had to take a Wonderlic test for an HR Manager position with a company in Chicago. I have 10 years of experience and a Bachelors degree with High Honors from a Big Ten University. I always get the highest marks on my annual performance reviews at work. How is a silly test like this going to predict my success as an HR Manager? Is it going to measure my knowledge of employment law, which is probably the single most important thing an HR Manager must know? Will it measure my interpersonal skills, another critical skill for HR people? Or my ability to conduct an investigation into a harassment claim? What a complete waste of time!!!

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wonderlic test
by: Marilyn

I vote in support to your argument! A single test like this won't say what we are. We have much inner abilities which come out during the daily work. One cannot get all the talent we got in just a day or a test! They has to do superior research paper works to know the complete resource a human has got within.

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Useless Wonderlic Test
by: Megan

I don't think it is a good way to judge some one's professionalism and skills with a single test. Especially when its a matter of HR manager hiring. The experience and knowledge both count.

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wonderlic test
by: Bowen

Its really an useless test for HR management. Hm I use to have the same feeling how this is going to test my skills without getting to know about me. There are some essay writing companies which offer better test than these.

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good.
by: linda

Thanks Regards,

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by: Mona

This post on the Wonderlic Test was much informative. In my opinion, we should not rely completely on test like this to evaluate the capability of an employee. These tests can be conducted to find the efficiency of the person after he joins the firm as an employee.

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Poorly constructed test
by: Anonymous

As a Psychometrician, I can share a perspective that the Wonderlic is a glorified achievement test rather than true measure of intelligence; especially depending on how intelligence is defined. The wonderlic is highly deficient on a few dimensions of validity. The test may offer some information about a candidate but should remain a minimal criteria for selection purposes. If the score is given too much weight, you might question the organizations true understanding of what is most meaningful when selecting a candidate - past performance is the best predictor of future performance. There are too many other more important variables that the Wonderlic will never capture/assess that collectively produce a candidates success. This is an outdated measure that should be retired.

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I take it you got a bad score
by: Anonymous

I take it you got a bad score, you sound bitter.

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Are you kidding?
by: Biz Owner

10 years in HR and you don't see the need to consistantly apply a hiring process? Maybe your experience and knowledge is all it takes. But conducting a consistant hiring process is a big boost to a defense against discrimitory hiring by an applicant for a different position.

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Wonderlic - Useless test??
by: Anonymous

Kris, this seems kind of ironic. Assessments that are made to determine various capabilities and improve organizational performance. If you can't measure it, it doesn't exist and how would HR prove its value to the overall strategy through human capital if you didn't have assessments to improve your selection process? It seems to me you are suffering at the expense of your own chosen career path. welcome.

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Wonderlic Test
by: Anonymous

Cognitive ability, which is what the WPT measures, is the best predictor of potential success on the job. This is a documented fact. However it should be the only criteria used when making a hiring decision - personality, critical skills, experience, references, etc. are all part of the overall picture of an applicant. Since you were applying for an HR Manager position, I am surprised that you were not aware of this. Either way, good luck with your job search.

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