In episode 153, Coffey talks with Brandon Jordan about the use of assessments in the employee selection and development process. They discuss the different types of employee assessments available in the market and when each might be appropriate; the right questions to ask assessment providers; types of assessments and what they measure; the potential risks of using only cognitive assessments; three kinds of assessment; how to measure the effectiveness of assessments post-hire; complying with the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures; and the potential for bias in artificial intelligence implementations during the hiring process.

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon is an organizational psychologist and scientist focused on the study of people, attitudes, emotions, and behavior in the workplace. As leader in talent management and organization development functions in practice, he is focused on using practical, applied research and analytics strategies to build data and evidence-based people practices, processes, and tools to strengthen organizations through their workforce. Brandon’s deep areas of specialization and nearly 20 years of experience are primarily focused in employee assessment and employee engagement/experience measurement using psychometrics and people analytics methodology. His passion is to help businesses grow and develop through their people by helping employees 1) build their organization through hiring the right people, 2) the sustained development of the workforce, 3) and building better, high performing organizations through employee listening strategies. Brandon founded Workforce Lifecycle Analytics where he currently leads sales, analytics, and consulting and previously worked for Willis Towers Watson, IBM, Kenexa, and Batrus Hollweg International. Brandon completed his graduate training at the University of Tulsa where he received his M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Texas. Brandon is also a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), DallasHR (Dallas SHRM Chapter), as well as an active researcher in the academic community participating in conferences and studies contributing to scientific research.


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