Wonderlic, Inc.

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Wonderlic, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, and a founding member of the Association of Test Publishers. We provide businesses and schools with a comprehensive library of highly regarded assessments and surveys for each phase of the hiring and student selection process. In our 75+ year history, we have delivered over millions of assessments and surveys for thousands of organizations, government agencies and accrediting bodies.

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NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FORMS TO SOLVE SOFT SKILLS GAP

Wonderlic, Inc. | May 11, 2016

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Employers are becoming increasingly concerned about job candidates’ lack of soft skills and educators are taking note - prompting heated debates among the various stakeholders involved in workforce development and hiring. While some question whether a gap exists at all, millions of jobs continue to go unfilled. To those who recognize the gap, it has become a blame game as employers point fingers at higher education, educators point back at employers, and far too many graduates are left in ...

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NEW SURVEY OF OVER 750 EMPLOYERS REVEALS MAJOR NEED FOR SOFT SKILLS TRAINING

Wonderlic, Inc. | August 24, 2016

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The employer survey was conducted as a part of the efforts of the National Soft Skills Consortium being led by Amanda Opperman, Senior Institutional Effectiveness Specialist at Wonderlic. The Consortium was formed to improve the alignment of education, training, and development with the needs of the workforce.Some highlights from this Survey include: While 97% of respondents agreed that soft skills impact job performance, only 31% reported that their job candidates have satisfactory soft skills....

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STUDENT SURVEY OF COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT AND DIGITAL BADGES VALIDATES SOFT SKILLS BOOTCAMP DEVELOPMENT

Wonderlic, Inc. | October 01, 2016

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Hundreds of postsecondary students volunteered for the opportunity to take Wonderlic's series of interactive, competency-based assessments for their specific program with the intent of earning digital badges, which demonstrate third party verification of their competencies. Seventy-five students who participated also responded to a subsequent survey. Their opinions reinforced the plans of the National Soft Skills Consortium that is developing a soft skills training bootcamp, which includes a...

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HOW TO HIRE, TRAIN AND MOTIVATE SUPPORT STAFFERS

Wonderlic, Inc. | June 16, 2016

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Besides three rounds of interviews with multiple employees, applicants must undergo a Wonderlic assessment test (the same one used by the National Football League to evaluate incoming players). And, aside from proving their worth through a barrage of questions about their ability to succeed in a support role in marketing, sales or production, they must answer questions in keeping with the corporate culture – like: “Do you watch Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead?” That questio...

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NATIONAL CONSORTIUM FORMS TO SOLVE SOFT SKILLS GAP

Wonderlic, Inc. | May 11, 2016

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned about job candidates’ lack of soft skills and educators are taking note - prompting heated debates among the various stakeholders involved in workforce development and hiring. While some question whether a gap exists at all, millions of jobs continue to go unfilled. To those who recognize the gap, it has become a blame game as employers point fingers at higher education, educators point back at employers, and far too many graduates are left in ...

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NEW SURVEY OF OVER 750 EMPLOYERS REVEALS MAJOR NEED FOR SOFT SKILLS TRAINING

Wonderlic, Inc. | August 24, 2016

The employer survey was conducted as a part of the efforts of the National Soft Skills Consortium being led by Amanda Opperman, Senior Institutional Effectiveness Specialist at Wonderlic. The Consortium was formed to improve the alignment of education, training, and development with the needs of the workforce.Some highlights from this Survey include: While 97% of respondents agreed that soft skills impact job performance, only 31% reported that their job candidates have satisfactory soft skills....

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STUDENT SURVEY OF COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENT AND DIGITAL BADGES VALIDATES SOFT SKILLS BOOTCAMP DEVELOPMENT

Wonderlic, Inc. | October 01, 2016

Hundreds of postsecondary students volunteered for the opportunity to take Wonderlic's series of interactive, competency-based assessments for their specific program with the intent of earning digital badges, which demonstrate third party verification of their competencies. Seventy-five students who participated also responded to a subsequent survey. Their opinions reinforced the plans of the National Soft Skills Consortium that is developing a soft skills training bootcamp, which includes a...

Read More
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HOW TO HIRE, TRAIN AND MOTIVATE SUPPORT STAFFERS

Wonderlic, Inc. | June 16, 2016

Besides three rounds of interviews with multiple employees, applicants must undergo a Wonderlic assessment test (the same one used by the National Football League to evaluate incoming players). And, aside from proving their worth through a barrage of questions about their ability to succeed in a support role in marketing, sales or production, they must answer questions in keeping with the corporate culture – like: “Do you watch Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead?” That questio...

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