Development of Persuasive communication of students during educational courses

In the previous article I paid attention to a detailed description of the competency persuasive communication as one of key competencies of IT-specialists as well as peculiarities and specific nature of its demonstration by different kinds of IT-specialists. In this article I would like to mention the issue about development of persuasive communication and give some practical advice on how to develop this competency among students.   First of all, let’s give a notion of the competency “Persuasive communication”:   persuasive communication is a competency which allows expressing a position clearly, precisely and in a structured...

Persuasive communication as one of key competencies of IT-specialists

It goes without saying that a competency of specialists in a variety of fields may have different indicators of behavior. It is a result of their specific tasks and duties. In this article I would like to discover how different IT-specialists in accordance with their functions demonstrate these or those behavioral indicators of the competency persuasive communication. Persuasive communication is a competency which allows to present information in a vivid way and to defend your point of view. But due to specific tasks of IT-specialists and their functions, it can be demonstrated by means of different behavioral reactions which mean as...

Organizational culture of Belar...

Probably, every HR specialist hears often at work about “corporate organizational culture”. Recently, I found an article about different systems of organizational culture, mainly typology of Geerte Hofstede. This typology was elaborated in 1980s based on the large research conducted in...

Validation of competency-based ...

Today it was a statistic’s day for me. I decided to verify our techniques and methods on their validity and reliability. So I started from the questionnaire on competencies elaborated for one of our educational programs “Functional Testing”. Previously, I wrote that I had made a questionnaire...

Response instructions in Situational Judgment Tests

While thinking about the way of giving response instructions to our situational judgment tests (SJTs) I made a comparative table which you may see here: Knowledge instructions Behavioural tendency instructions Response instruction To rate each option according to their effectiveness To rate each option for the likelihood you would perform the response Performance to measure Measures maximal performance Measures typical performance Fakability More difficult to fake Easier to fake Higher correlation with Cognitive abilities (especially important for us as a lot of competencies of business analysts, software testing specialists and software...

Situational Judgment Test’s Fak...

The majority of people tend to overestimate their abilities, skills and traits of character either intentionally in order to get competition, to be hired or admitted to educational institution, or unconsciously. While elaborating any test, fakability is one of vital problems. It is especially...

Role of critical incidents in the process of situational judgment tests development

At least February has begun :) As planned before, I have settled down a new huge part of my work: development of a situational judgment tests (SJTs) for students who wish to study “Business Analyst”, “Software Development” and “Software Testing” programs. After analyzing great amount of researches, it turned out that I will not have to start everything from point zero. In order to develop SJTs it is necessary to create job-based situations typical for specialists in certain field (for example, sellers, programmers, teachers and etc.). To develop these situations there two ways: gathering of critical incidents at subject matter experts...

How to make a questionnaire to assess competencies

Initially, our trainers were supposed to assess students’ competencies during the whole process of education. As you may guess it is practically impossible for one trainer to assess 17 students simultaneously. So, we decided that it is necessary to create control points when this assessment will be made. Obviously, to make an assessment of students of high quality, our trainers need to study how to realize this idea effectively. Before that, in order to have more than one measure tool after the program ends, I prepared a Questionnaire for teachers in order to estimate competencies (like 360-degree feedback questionnaire) of their students....