Today’s employees are supported by a variety of systems, including various tools and software. High quality design in these systems improves performance, reduces errors, and ensures acceptance by employees and other stakeholders. AIR supports organizations’ efforts to improve alignment of systems with function and the usability of those tools, as well as provide high-quality user documentation.
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5 May 2017
Training is evolving as organizations seek to improve job performance in a changing work environment as well as improve the return on what is often a considerable investment. AIR provides the full range of training services, including needs analysis, program/course design, development of curriculum, delivery of content, and evaluation of effectiveness.
5 May 2017
Efforts to evaluate and improve both individual- and organization-level performance are some of the most important and most complex systems to develop. To be successful, performance management is approached from a systems perspective, includes input from stakeholders, and is developed and evaluated against the organization’s stated mission and objectives.
5 Jan 2017
To justify their existence, organizations typically want and need to verify that their programs are successful. AIR evaluates programs using a variety of methodologies such as pre- and post-test measurement and best practices analysis to help organizations verify that programs are achieving the desired results and that the expended resources are warranted.
5 May 2017
The accurate assessment and documentation of the knowledge and skills of job applicants as well as existing employees is one of an organization’s most important responsibilities if it is to ensure quality and fairness. AIR builds tests based on job requirements, and evaluates the assessments, pre-delivery, to ensure they are reliable and that valid decisions can be made about the test takers.
1 May 2015
The legal and practical foundation of virtually every human capital system, from recruitment to selection to promotion, is the job analysis or competency model that defines the work. AIR works closely with organizations to develop these products in a way that ensures they are comprehensive, seen as valid by stakeholders, and that they can be used by the diverse departments in an organization that are responsible for building, implementing, and evaluating these human capital systems.
5 May 2017
Organizations are often faced with choosing employees from a large pool of applicants, at the pre-employment stage or at the promotion stage of the employee life cycle. AIR builds comprehensive employee selection systems, often based on our previously developed job analyses, competency models, and/or tests.
19 Sep 2017
The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies is a multi-domain adult skills assessment designed to understand how individuals’ education, workplace experiences, and other background factors relate to cognitive skills in the domains of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments. This brief highlights differences between several countries in the average literacy and numeracy scores for adults at different levels of education attainment and compares gaps in literacy and numeracy scores.
9 Jan 2015
States, districts, and teachers identify a need for professional learning that enables Career and Technical Education teachers to help their students meet new standards, and to respond more effectively to shifts in policy and requirements. This brief outlines the most-needed training topics, the challenges to meeting these needs, and the learning opportunities that work best.
3 Dec 2018
The Ten Series
Educators have an unprecedented opportunity to rethink how their technology initiatives reach all learners, including those with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency. How should they approach this opportunity? What is most important to consider? This edition of The 10 Series answers those questions and more.