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Sydney Mann

Sydney Mann
Sydney Mann is a Research Analyst for the Talent Division Research and Development team at MHS. She has a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and has focused on predicting performance and success through her academic research and applied work with MHS. Sydney has experience conducting Job Analyses for a large government agency, implementing selection systems within organizations, and using organizational performance data to validate the use of assessments for development and selection purposes.
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What’s an API and how can it take my talent management to the next level?

Posted by Sydney Mann on Aug 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Here at MHS, we have a lot of people talking about building, integrating, and using APIs. I have been able to use APIs to make testing more automated in my own role and provide my test-takers with a more seamless process when they need to take multiple tests. Whenever I talk to someone new about how I’m using these APIs, almost everyone asks me the same question: “What’s an API?!”.

It’s a great question, and anyone who is not a programmer (myself included) likely hasn’t had much exposure to what an API is, or how they can use one. An API is an Application Programming Interface. Basically, it’s a way for different applications to communicate and use each other’s services and integrate with each other. At MHS, our APIs are a way to integrate our assessments into our client’s systems and processes.

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The Psychological Screening behind Reality TV Casting

Posted by Sydney Mann on Apr 16, 2019 11:28:54 AM

Have you ever watched your favorite Reality TV show and wondered, “where do they find these characters”? It may surprise you to hear that MHS has been directly involved with candidate selection for over 20 Reality TV shows in the United States and Canada. According to the New York Times, 15 out of the 20 most popular TV shows on air are Reality TV Shows. Many iterations and versions of the most popular shows are produced in over 50 countries around the world.

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