Work Skills First is a boutique human resources consulting firm that builds employment screening tools (e.g., interviews, tests, simulations) for organizations. These employment screening tools are built by industrial psychologists with substantial expertise in employment testing. Employers benefit by receiving applicants' objective, non-biased employment test results. Applicants benefit by being assessed with professionally developed, standardized employment screening tools that treat each applicant fairly and in the same manner.
As needed by the client, Work Skills First will conduct job analyses, prepare validity technical documentation, and provide expert witness services.
Test development projects are typically led by Dr. Michael A. McDaniel. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology, a discipline that follows a scientist/practitioner model. With respect to science, Dr. McDaniel is listed by Google Scholar as the number 1 cited researcher for employment testing and in the top 4 cited researchers in personnel selection and staffing. His expertise in employment testing research and development resulted in his election as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association of Psychological Science, and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. With respect to practice, Work Skills First has provided employment testing and/or consulting services to many organizations, including large and small employers, both public and private. Also, Dr. McDaniel has served as an expert witness in litigation related to employment testing.