Nearly 180 testing professionals, including several from HumRRO, gathered at the 2023 International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC) Conference in Washington, D.C., to share best practices and trends in various aspects of personnel assessment, talent management, and workforce development.

Three personnel assessment themes emerged from the formal presentations and informal conversations among other testing professionals at the conference: the impact of artificial intelligence (AI); increased use of skill-based assessments; and addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) concerns. At HumRRO, we’ve conducted a great deal of research relevant to these themes that help guide our assessment decisions and solutions for clients:

As always, testing professionals are highly engaged in tactical methods to improve the conduct of job analyses, test development efforts, and test administration, with several panels and presentations on these topics at IPAC 2023. Much of the conversation at the conference focused on new technologies to facilitate these efforts, including in such areas as virtual meeting and workshop platforms, online and remote testing, and the development of computer adaptive tests.

Overall, the IPAC Conference provided valuable insights, best practices, and discussions on the latest trends and challenges in the field of personnel assessment and talent management, including several by HumRRO experts on career pathing, multiple-choice simulations, developing and scoring SJTs, and tools and techniques for selection officials.

Lance Anderson, Ph.D. Director, Federal Talent Management at HumRRO

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Lance Anderson, Ph.D.

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