Ergometrics & Applied Personnel Research, Inc. is a human resource management firm specializing in personnel selection and training. Established in 1981, 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.
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Have you ever thought you had a perfect candidate-job fit only to find that the candidate couldn't perform on the job? Observing people work is the best way to identify top performers. Ergometrics' simulations measure critical skills and abilities within realistic work situations.
Video is the most effective way to create realistic human interaction situations. Video creates an environment that allows organizations to see how personality, cognitive ability, judgment, integrity and other factors actually impact job performance.
Using computers and the internet in employment testing can save time and money for organizations. Ergometrics makes implementing sophisticated web-based applications simple. We can turn your paper tests into computer tests or you can use one of our many proctored and unproctored testing applications.