Critical Thinking Certification for HR Professionals: Get an Edge in Talent Management Practices

Critical Thinking workshop for HR leaders

As the pace of change and disruption in business accelerates with technological breakthroughs and automation, leadership at all levels within organization is under pressure to make right strategic and tactical decisions. As business partners, HR and recruitment teams are struggling to find the right talent that meets the dynamic demands of ever changing businesses. Learning and Development teams are also under increasing pressure to build organizational competencies on a continuous basis to enable better outcomes and decision making across the organization levels.

Critical Thinking is a Critical Skill


In a constantly changing and complex world of work, the skills required for success are very different. A recent report by World Economic Forum provides a good overview of top skills required in 2020. According to the report, critical thinking will gain even more prominence than today in 2020 and beyond. If you carefully see the skills, you will notice that critical thinking is the thread that binds most other skills on the top list including complex problem solving, creativity, emotional intelligence, judgment and decision making, negotiation and cognitive flexibility. They are all intricately related.


Top workplace skill - critical thinking


Research done by global organizations like World Economic Forum and American Management Association (2010 Critical Skill Survey) on global skilling underline the growing importance of critical thinking across various industries and geographies. Businesses need people who can solve problems creatively and make decisions based on sound judgment. This is also a reason why many mature organizations across the globe are assessing talent for critical thinking skills during the recruitment process. It is a skill that can really have a big impact on an organization’s bottom line results – especially for people being recruited at very senior positions.

It is clear that people who will succeed today and in the future are the ones who are able to exercise critical thinking to make complex decisions at a team and organization level. This makes it even more important for people in recruitment and Learning & Development functions to have a framework that empowers them to acquire and build the talent in critical thinking and creative problem solving.

Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal is one of the most advanced, validated and scientific assessment available today that HR professionals can leverage to acquire and develop talent with critical thinking skills.

The Importance of Critical Thinking Certification

Whether you are a recruitment professional who is working hard to meet dynamic skill demands for your organization or a learning and development professional who is working with organizational stakeholders to improve organizational competence, a certification in critical thinking assessment can be a very important differentiator in how your abilities are perceived. Critical Thinking Assessment Certification enables you to see talent management from a very different lens.

A certification in critical thinking assessment can enhance your profile, build your own critical thinking and problem solving skills and more importantly, enhance your capability to deliver better value to your respective organizations.

And that is why, a certification in critical thinking assessment matters! Click here for more information.

What do YOU gain during the Certification Workshop

In the Certification Workshops for the usage and administration of Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, you will gain better understanding about:

  • Importance of psychometrics in today’s workplace, different assessment methodologies in use today and relevance of scientific assessment to ensure success.
  • Growing importance of critical thinking in decision making and creative problem solving.
  • Various cognitive biases and how critical thinking skills help in overcoming these biases.
  • Pearson’s “RED” model to Critical Thinking
  • Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal tool and practical scenarios/ case studies to apply the tool and your understanding of critical thinking for better business outcomes.

 Practical Benefits of Getting Certified

If you are a talent acquisition professional, you can screen candidates better for their critical thinking skills. This is even more relevant if you are a recruiter responsible for filling the leadership positions. With Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, you can interpret the capabilities of the candidates better with respect to the benchmarks for hiring and selection. This further leads to significantly improvement in quality of hire and reduce the turn around time.

If you are a learning and development professional, you can have a better view of your organization’s current capabilities in critical thinking. With that understanding, you can design better interventions to overcome the cognitive biases that keep people from better decision making.  Results of critical thinking assessment can enable you to:

  • Create a training and development strategy in line with your business strategy
  • Identify your leadership pipeline and create a succession plan based on critical assessment of skills
  • Accelerate leadership development by providing coaching and mentoring to individuals and groups.

For more information on how you can get Certified to add a Critical Thinking Edge in your talent management practices, click here!


By Tanmay Vora

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