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What is an Umbrella Summary?

An Umbrella Summary highlights findings from the workforce literature to address pertinent child welfare workforce challenges. These summaries provide a synopsis of the published meta-analyses of a specific workforce topic. The research is summarized in a straightforward question-and-answer format. Each summary highlights the implications of the research for child welfare professionals.

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Cognitive Ability Tests
How can candidates’ ability to learn and solve problems be examined at hire? This Umbrella Summary describes the available evidence about cognitive ability tests.
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Biodata Measures
How can candidates’ background information be used to help with hiring decisions? This Umbrella Summary describes the available evidence about biodata measures.
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Work Sample Tests
When is it a good idea to have job candidates demonstrate their job skills as part of the hiring process? This Umbrella Summary describes the available evidence about work sample tests.
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Training and Experience Evaluations
What is the value of candidates’ previous education, training, and experience, and what is the best way to assess them during the hiring process? This Umbrella Summary describes the available evidence about training and experience evaluations.
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