[IPAC-List] Entry-level police testing - with constraints

Brull, Harry Harry.Brull at pdininthhouse.com
Tue Apr 13 14:02:53 EDT 2010

I've got a client with a need we can't fulfill. A small police
department wants to test 25-30 entry-level police candidates on
Saturday, May 2.

Since Minnesota law requires an associates degree and POST licensure,
they want to measure non-cognitive factors:
(In their words - integrity, leadership, honesty, etc.)

Here's the rub - they want to test in the AM, score immediately on-site
and decide which candidates continue in the process.

Anybody know of any valid instruments which would accommodate the
department's needs.

Harry Brull

Harry Brull | Senior Vice-President
PDI Ninth House
Global Leadership Solutions

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keith.poole at phoenix.gov
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 11:59 AM
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Subject: [IPAC-List] Outsourcing recruiting/testing

We have a citywide committee (Innovations and Efficiency Task Force)
is looking at creative ways to minimize costs/enhance revenues. Many
departments must try and estimate what it would cost to outsource
services (leaving the "should we" analysis for a later phase). Has
heard of a public sector / civil service agency that outsources part or
all of recruiting and testing functions? Any ideas where an agency
obtain a real rough estimate? This is a very preliminary stage and
basically we just need to give a $ figure by the end of the week (i.e.,
not a very detailed analysis, more like "a minimum of $___ per hire and
we've seen it go up to $____ depending on the particulars" kind of
ballpark). In a normal hiring year we fill about 3,000 vacancies,
split between internal promotions and external hires. We mostly do
minimum qualification screening to establish an eligible list, and only
test (written M/C or driving demonstration exam) about 10% as a rough
guess. We get approx 50,000 applicants per year. Thanks.

Keith Poole
Human Resources Supervisor
City of Phoenix Human Resources Dept
Employment Services
(602) 262-7140
keith.poole at phoenix.gov
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