Ergometrics & Applied Personnel Research, Inc., is a human resource management firm specializing in personnel selection and training. Established in 1980, Ergometrics has designed the most comprehensive, award winning video testing and job simulation testing programs in the nation. We have provided personnel testing services for thousands of clients in North America. Forty-three of the 50 largest cities in the US use our products, as do most state governments and hundreds of local entities and smaller organizations.
Ergometrics' tests have been given to over a million applicants. Our tests are extensively and professionally validated, using both content and criterion validation. We provide complete documentation that conforms to all legal and professional standards for validation. Regardless of the size of the organization, Ergometrics provides a comprehensive set of personnel selection tools that are highly predictive of on the job performance.
Ergometrics' owners Carl Swander, Ph.D., Oscar Spurlin, Ph.D. and Carla Swander are all dedicated testing professionals, nationally recognized for the development of video-based and simulation testing. Ergometrics' team is comprised of professionals with backgrounds in psychology, testing, video and computer technology. This complete range of skills makes it possible for Ergometrics to develop the most sophisticated testing tools available.
The City of Long Beach, CA, won the IPMAAC Innovation in Assessment Award using Ergometrics FireTEAM Testing System. One of our owners, Carla Swander, recently won the prestigious Stephen E. Bemis award for lifetime achievement in testing.
Ergometrics' testing philosophy is centered on providing our clients with the most effective and job-related selection tools in the industry. We believe that, of all the decisions managers make, hiring decisions have the largest impact on their organizations. Therefore, we take the approach that test design and development should not be limited solely to traditional methods. Our team includes experts in many professional and technical fields collaborating to create tests that predict job performance.
Observing how people work in the real environment is obviously the best way to assess abilities. As tests move away from the actual job to paper and pencil and other formats, candidate job match becomes less and less clear. Ergometrics' simulations are designed to narrow that gap between test performance and job performance. Simulations give you a look at not only abilities, but how individuals use those abilities given real work conditions including time pressures, stressful interactions, interruptions and other factors that make jobs difficult. High quality simulations increase test validity and are an essential component of modern management. Ergometrics is the leader in simulation testing.
Use of Video and Technology
Video is a practical medium for job simulations for many occupations. Written and oral tests describe situations for candidates to imagine. Not only is it impossible and impractical to fully describe a situation, the description itself provides clues about what is important. Video scenarios present exactly the same information to everyone, allow for careful staging of the events and the surrounding environment and require applicants to observe and analyze situations for themselves.
Advancing the Science
At Ergometrics, we are dedicated to advancing the science of testing. We are continually researching and improving testing methods.
At Ergometrics we strive to give our clients the highest level of service. We develop tests and systems with the client in mind. To simplify the testing process, we make our proctor instructions easy to follow and most candidate instructions are built right into the videos. We also offer guaranteed two business day scoring and only charge for actual tests used.
At Ergometrics, we go far beyond traditional service to make sure our clients are satisfied. We provide unlimited phone consultation to clients and work closely on details specific to our clients' needs.
Making Administration Simple
Ergometrics' simulation tests are easy to administer, as simple as playing a video or DVD. Answer sheets and all administration instructions are provided. Ergometrics' tests are designed for the whole range of testing venues, from thousands of candidates in one administration to small, single candidate administrations.
Ergometrics provides scoring results within two business days of receipt of answer sheets. Services include: scoring of all answer sheets, transmission of test results, maintenance of a database of all previous testing and consultation regarding scoring and passing points.
Ergometrics offers standard per applicant pricing and annual licenses. Per applicant pricing is a good choice for organizations with low volume or infrequent testing. Organizations that test more frequently or have large numbers of applicants may prefer annual licenses with reduced per applicant fees. This catalog shows pricing options for each product so you can make the best choice for your organization.
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