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Excellence at Work Podcast in partnership with Brandon Hall Group

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30 minutes

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Join Lynn Collins and Brad Chambers of BTS and Brandon Hall Group™ COO and Principal HCM Analyst Rachel Cooke. Part of Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence at Work podcast series.

Discussion points include

  • What is the utility of an assessment?
  • Why do organizations use assessments?
  • What are the considerations when planning an assessment strategy?
  • Why is behavioral observation so important?
  • What is the advantage of using assessments that are contextualized to the organization and the role, versus generic off-the-shelf assessments?
  • What’s the appropriate use of AI in assessments?
  • Where do organizations go wrong with their use of assessments and what can they do to help prevent those costly mistakes?
  • Insights from Lynn’s and Brad’s journeys.


For over 30 years, Lynn Collins has helped organizations address a variety of organizational issues in talent management. Lynn brings extensive experience that supports the talent life cycle with individual and group assessment for accelerating readiness, succession, high-potential, leader development and talent acquisition. She brings scientific and practitioner excellence to her work that includes assessment centers with simulation at the core, individual multi-method assessment, future-ready success profiles, 360s and high-fidelity assessments.

Brad Chambers has nearly 20 years of experience developing valid, legally defensible selection systems for some of the world’s leading organizations (e.g., McDonald’s, Bank of America, 3M, Caterpillar, Ecolab, Kellogg, Target, Union Pacific Railroad and Internal Revenue Service) and providing related consulting services in areas such as skills assessment, job analysis, employee survey research, leadership assessment and development, and competency modeling. His experience includes conducting advanced statistical analyses and working closely with client organizations undergoing OFCCP audits and reviews, and other legal matters.