1 Ergometrics' Client Survey Results 1. Where do you prefer to get news and information on applicant testing products? Industry Publications 10% Electronic/Online Advertising 48% Networking 29% Conferences 11% Trade shows Total 2% 100% 2. Does your organization attend any trade shows/conferences with the intention of looking for new products, trends or ideas to aid HR in new employee selection and/or promotion? Yes 33% No 67% Total 100% 3. If yes, which trade shows/conferences? See Answer 3b (below) for written responses 4. Which industry specific magazines, periodicals and networking sites do you subscribe to? See Answer 4b (below) for written responses 5. What percent of recruiting is done out of state for entry level positions? 0-10% 97% 11-25% 2% 26-50% 0%
2 50% or greater 1% Total 100% 6. Have you acquired new technology in the last 2 years that is used in recruiting or hiring? Yes 25% No 75% Total 100% 7. If yes, what has it been used for? See answer 7b (below) for written responses 8. What technology would be helpful in your recruiting process? See answser 8b (below) for written responses 9. What technology would be helpful in your testing/assessment process? See answser 9b (below) for written responses 10. What video technology does your department currently have available for testing purposes? DVD player 95% Blue Ray player 7% Online video 50% Other 15%
3 WRITTEN RESPONSES 3b. If yes, which trade shows/conferences? Respondent # Response 1 test 2 National APCO, National NENA, Medical Priority Navigator 3 Fire PREVENTION OFFICERS OF BC 4 WRIPAC, SCPMA, IPAC, PTC 5 BC Fire Training Officer Association Conference BC Fire Chief's Association Conference 6 APCO Conferences, NENA Conferences, Navigator Conference. 7 SHRM 8 Wisconsin Nena, NENA and APCO (as travel allows) 9 n/a 10 SHRM National HR Conference 11 SHRM, ICMA 12 APCO 13 FDIC 14 Oregon Juvenile Department Director's Conference. 15 IPMA-HR, IFCA/FRI, SHRM 16 NENA and APCO 17 Training Conferences 18 cal chiefs firehouse 19 INSHRM; SHRM 20 National Partnership for Juvenile Services, ACA 21 FDIC IAFC 22 California Fire Training Officers Symposium in Fresno, CA.; California Fire Chiefs Leadership Conference in Monterrey, CA. 23 ACA 24 California Fire Chiefs Assn Annual Conference, CFED West, and IAFC's FRI. 25 IPAC 26 CALEA Conferences, APCO and NENA conferences held. In addition, one member of our staff always attends the Motorola User's Group Conferences held annually. 27 N/A 28 -American Jail Association Conference -Virginia Association of Regional Jails Conference
4 29 Sheriff attends state and national conferences. Sorry I do not know the name of them. 30 APCO, NENA 31 Western Cities HR Conference, HRMAM Conference 32 APCO 33 IPMA 34 Fire Rescue East Center for Public Safety Excellence 35 VCJD-Virginia Council on Juvenile Detention 36 IACP 37 SHRM, IPMA 38 CCAP 39 IPMA 40 IPAC, IPMA-HR 41 IAFC and NC Fire Chief's Mid-Winter and Annual Conferences 4b. Which industry specific magazines, periodicals and networking sites do you subscribe to? Respondent # Response 1 Fire Engineering Fire Rescue Fire Chief 2 ACPO, NENA 3 Officer.com 4 Fire Chief 5 HR Related - IPMA, SHRM 6 IPMA, ICMA 7 SHRM 8 METRO magazine 9 NFPA JORNAL AND FIRE PREVENTION OFFICERS OF BC 10 Fire Trade Publications 11 APCO Magazine, The Journal of Emergency Dispatch 12 ma911.org, mission critical 13 HR Law, Montana HR 14 ACA 15 Fire Engineering Firefighting in Canada 16 Fire/Rescue, Fire Chief, Fire Engineering 17 Public Safety Communications, The JOURNAL of emergency dispatch, Magazine 18 HR Magazine 19 HR Magazine, SHRM website 20 HR Magazine HR Specialist Employee Benefit News Workforce News
5 21 psychological journals, IPMA publications 22 Police Magazine, American Police Beat 23 Public Safety Communications Dispatch Monthly NENA APCO 24 n/a 25 HR Laws 26 apco 27 HR Magazine 28 Governing, SHRM, EBI, Linked in, 29 All Dispatch related. APCO NENA etc APCO and NENA 31 Fire Chief magazine 32 None at this time. Had to cut back due to economy. 33 Several related to HR news and products, IAFC, Daily Dispatch 34 Also NENA and APCO 35 firehouse fire engineering fire rescue fire chief 36 All transit related periodicals 37 Public Employment Law Report 38 HR Magazine 39 Corrections Today, Corrections Forum 40 IPMA-HR Newsletter, SHRM Newsletter & Magazine, SCPMA-HR, CALPELRA 41 Fire Engineering, Firehouse, Fire Rescue, Fire Chief 42 Fire House, Fire Engineering, Fire Chief 43 Fire/Rescue Mag, Fire Chief Mag, JEMs 44 Shrm, ipma 45 Several relating to public safety and 911 dispatch 46 IPMA-HR 47 IPMA's, NPELRA's, Workforce Management (private sector), SHRM's HR Mag, ASTD, AMA (online blogs, articles) 48 No specific magazines or periodicals. More information from associations. 49 IPMA-HR, SHRM 50 -American Jails -Governing -Corrections Today 51 APCO Publc Safety Bulliten 52 Facebook, Twitter, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Duluth News Tribune, 53 American Correctional Association (ACA) 54 None 55 APCO, NENA 56 Public Safety Communications (APCO)
6 57 NONE 58 numerous 59 None 60 Public Safety Communications (APCO magazine) and the Journal of Emergency Dispatch. 61 IPMA SHRM 62 Fire Chief IAFC- On Scene Fire Engineering 63 NAED APCO 64 SHRM 65 HR Compliance Insider 66 Fire Chief Fire Engineering JEMS 67 OSHA Online, VML-Virginia Municiple League Insurance website. 68 IACP, ISA, Blueline 69 Juvenile and Criminal Justice 70 none 71 none 72 Too many to name. 73 SHRM, IPMA 74 Dispatch Monthly, APCO Intl 75 Corrections Today 76 SHRM 77 APCO PSconnect Nena Magazine APCO Magazine 78 n/a 79 DET website, Springfield, MA Sunday Republican Newspaper. Career Services at all colleges. 80 SHRM IPMA 81 IPMA, SHRM 82 N/A 83 IPAC publications. 84 Law Enforcement news and magazines 85 HR Magazine 86 None 87 Fire Chief, Fire Engineering, Fire Rescue, Firehouse 7b. If yes, what has it been used for? Respondent # Response 1 CPAT 2 pmi testing 3 Profile XT for adults 4 Primarily online application processing
7 5 Testing 6 Skype for out of town interviews. 7 HRIS Package for all HR functions 8 na 9 online applications, different pre-employment exams 10 Criminal History checks 11 Recruiting 12 NeoGov applicant tracking software 13 Applicant Tracking 14 Applicant tracking & management system 15 Facebook, Video Recruitment, Web based 16 n/a 17 On line applications 18 applicant tracking 19 Facebook Networking 20 N/A 21 Applicant Tracking System, NEOGOV. Nothing on the testing side. NeoGov has a module to create tests, but we are not large enough to consider that type of effort. 22 Recruitment 23 NeoGov applicant tracking system 24 Ergometrics Testing Software 25 Skype video conf. for doing interviews with people out of state. 26 Ergometrics 27 Articulate Knoodle 28 On-line application process 29 Still in the implamentation process, but will have automatated applicant tracking 30 power point shows, Standardization of application packets on computer web pages. Standardization of job postings on web pages. 31 PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING 32 Software skills testing 33 ERP system which includes applicant management module. 34 Neogov, but that was actually b. What technology would be helpful in your recruiting process? Respondent # Response 1 An Electronic appliecation process 2 On-line testing or screening.
8 3 Applicant tracking 4 ONLINE APPLICATION FOR PAID ON CALL FIREFIGHTERS 5 Ability to test online from their homes. 6 Computer based applications 7 We don't have any problem recruiting or having enough applicants. Our problem comes from using your test to eliminate really great applicants. 8 Applicant Online 9 N/A 10 na 11 not sure at this time 12 Online application submittal 13 Fell that with our new online system we are good for now. 14 For new firefighters, any technology that spreads the word throughout the state. My interest primarily is within my state (Illinois) due to paramedic credentialing. 15 Not sure. 16 We are just now implementing applicant tracking that's huge. 17 web based 18 Improved applicant tracking software, including seamless interface with form and letter generation 19 N/A 20 Nothing new comes to mind. 21 We really don't know what is out there 22 Due to the current economic times our agency is pursuing ways to make existing technology work in ways that have not been considered before as opposed to the purchase of new technology. Often agencies don't use tools to their fullest potential, so this is what we are concentrated on. 23 On line testing. 24 I use the various websites, social media. I can tell you that I don't want one more place to log into to get information. On that same note, one architecture to handle all of the incoming and outgoing information and data is beyond our budget. 25 We are attempting to develop our own online application system. 26 We've been very happy with NeoGov. It has vastly improved our recrutment process.
9 27 database that stores results of any candidate who has taken the equivalent I/O Solutions test for another jurisdiction. It would cut down on candidates taking the same test multiple times in one year. 28 We have had great success in our recruitment efforts 29 Resume collection & management 30 Sometimes. 31 Online advertising at reasonalble cost 32 Recruiting is fine at this tme. 33 n/a 34 None at the moment 35 More Automation of process 36 NOT SURE 37 I am not sure what else we could implement at this time. 38 Not sure 39 Undetermined at this point 40 We are not responsible for recruiting 9b. What technology would be helpful in your testing/assessment process? Respondent # Response 1 On-line testing. 2 The ability to send tests to applicants via . It takes us several hours to administer the 2 tests we give. Maybe web-based testing. 3 Multi-taking skills test 4 ERGO already used. Very useful for testing. 5? 6 Computer based testing 7 Video products with higher quallity consistent audio. 8 Most 9 Funding is the major obstacle at present 10 A good written test that is not subjective in any way, and will provide a good view of an applicant. 11 Keyboarding Skills Assessment 12 outside of new computers, n/a 13 Online assessments that people can take from their homes. 14 Some thing 100% online 15 The video-based testing meets my needs. 16 Not sure.
10 17 fast service through technology. 18 A reliable method to test a large number of candidates, such as a testing center or online testing with a code that would be charged to our department. Also, an updated call taker video test. Current one remains applicable. Updated center/computers and cell phone related/gis questions could be added. 19 web based 20 Test administration and scoring system that streamlines the process from applicant taking the test through the end result of generating an eligible list - all in one with no interfacing required. 21 N/A 22 Nothing new comes to mind. 23 same as above 24 inexpensive statistical software; useful for adverse impact analysis, graphing, etc. 25 No additional resources that I can think of, Ergometrics does an outstanding job of consolidating the testing process and the efficiency in test results is commendable. 26 Having a third party do the scoring of the tests. 27 a system by which Civil Service exams could be administered securely in an electronic format, (eliminate paper) 28 On line validated assessments for a wider range of public sector positions, not just primarily safety services. I'm not discounting the customer service assessment. 29 No thoughts on this 30 Online testing 31 Better audio visual equipment 32 Online FireTeam Testing 33 Keyboarding with auctual monitors to review the ability to judge multitasking. 34 Your current product has been very helpful. 35 An updated on-line test. 36 More Automation of process 37 NOT SURE 38 I am not sure what else we could implement at this time. 39 Not Sure 40 I currently use Ergometrics and determined this process is best for the initial applicant phase of all my testing.
11 41 Having your scores automatically uploaded to Neogov.
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