Keynote Presentations

OPENING KEYNOTE > Assessing People: An Evaluation of New Technologies

Adrian Furnham
Professor of Psychology at University College London

Traditional ways of assessing people have not changed significantly for many years. They include ability and personality tests, 360 degree ratings, interviews and references. The limitations of each method is well known for particular problems with self-report and observer bias. Since the millennium, there has been a great interest in harnessing new technologies to evaluate people more accurately and in more subtle ways. These new ways include gamification, social network analysis, crowd-sourcing, voice profiling, wearables, etc.

This presentation will look the many problems of demonstrating the predictive validity of both old and new methods of people assessment as well as what we know about emerging technologies, including:

  • What do they actually measure?
  • What is the evidence of their reliability and validity in assessing individuals and their work performance?
  • Is there an absence of evidence or evidence of the absence of validity?

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27 - 29 September 2017 Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin Noordwijk, The Netherlands
27 - 29 September 2017
Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin
Noordwijk, The Netherlands