Experts in the Science of
Public Safety Selection
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Commitment to the Science of Selection
Selection Works Core Values
Commitment to our Employees
The development, validation and use of tests and assessments are based on the science of personnel selection and psychometric theory. The science of test design and validation ensures that the test can identify qualified candidates and can withstand the rigors of legal scrutiny should the use of the test ever be challenged. Individuals that develop and implement tests and assessments need to be thoroughly trained in Personnel Selection and Psychometric Theory and have a firm grasp of the field of Industrial Psychology. Too often, testing tools are not constructed in a manner that ensures their validity or defensibility. Not only is this risky, but it doesn’t provide any assurance that the client is finding the most qualified individuals to hire and promote. In short, when you ignore the science of testing, you risk not identifying those individuals that are going to best contribute to the success of your organization. Selection Works® offers a team of highly qualified and experienced Industrial Psychologists who specialize in designing, validating and implementing testing and assessment processes for public safety organizations.
Our values drive everything we do. A commitment to integrity and a desire to help your agency find and promote the best employees drive us to be the best at what we do. In order to accomplish our objective, we are guided by a few core values: a commitment to ensuring that our tests and assessments reflect the best-practice in the science of selection, a commitment to providing our clients with successful testing solutions and a remarkable consultant-client experience, a commitment to educating our clients as to what we are doing and why, and a commitment to putting the nation’s best consulting team at your disposal. These values will be evident to you every step of the way.
In order to provide the best products and deliver the highest quality service, you have to employ the best people in your industry. Our employees are the brightest and most capable. You, the client, deserve to feel like you have the most dynamic people and sharpest minds working for you. This will be evident from the first time you meet them until the time they deliver the end product. We aim to foster a working environment that demands excellence, values personal development, and rewards dedication and achievement. By doing this, we know that we will best serve our clients and ensure long and successful working relationships.
Commitment to Educate our Clients
The field of testing and assessment is complicated and constantly evolving. This reality, combined with the fact that many testing conventions do not align with best practice, requires that test users are properly educated about the value and capability of various testing methods and the relative validities and usefulness of these methods. We feel strongly that we must both provide state-of-the-art testing tools and educate our clients about how to best design and deploy their selection processes. We are committed to objectively and professionally working with test user’s to educate them about the strengths and weakness of testing methods and to impart proper expectations about the value and utility of the tools from which they can choose. The founding members of Selection Works® are responsible for establishing an annual forum to train test users concerning best practices and routinely provide pro bono training seminars for organizations such as the International Personnel Management Association (IPMA), the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC), the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA), and numerous state police and fire chiefs associations.
Commitment to the Service of Selection
Tests and assessments provide a clear service – they help you make better decisions about who to hire and promote. Testing and assessment choices need to be made in the context of local conditions and values. Collective bargaining agreements, budgets, initiatives to diversify the workforce, and other critical factors greatly affect which tests and assessments you select. We realize that in order to best serve our clients interests, we have to understand their condition and needs. We are committed to learning about our clients and working with them to design the most advantageous selection system. A necessary element of this principle is that we be flexible and responsive to our clients. Customer service is a common claim but it is rarely delivered to the proper degree. The founding members of Selection Works® have been successful in the testing and assessment industry by putting our customers first. We deliver on our promises and we will work vigorously to ensure that our client’s interests are well-served.