Specialist - Training and Development


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Specialist - Training and Development (Short)

Specialist - Training and Development

Design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance. May analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees or customers.
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Specialist - Training and Development Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Specialist - Training and Development test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:13-1151.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Business and Financial Operations
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$36,050 or less
Bottom 25%:
$47,510 or less
$64,340 (Average)
Top 25%:
$87,890 or more
Top 10%:
$116,140 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:35,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Communications and Media
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
Top Skills
  • Learning Strategies
  • Instructing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Written Expression
  • Speech Recognition
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
Master's Degree:
Post-Masters Certificate:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Applications Trainer, Apprenticeship and Training Representative, Auxiliary Personnel Inservice Coordinator, Bilingual Trainer, Certified EPIC Trainer (Certified Electronic Privacy Information Center Trainer), Computer Software Training Specialist, Computer Technology Trainer, Computer Training Specialist, Corporate Trainer, Course Developer, Courseware Developer, Curriculum Developer, Curriculum Writer, Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer, Cyber Instructor, Cyber Workforce Developer, Development Associate, Development Coordinator, Development Specialist, Driver Retraining Instructor, E-Learning Designer, E-Learning Developer, Employee Development Specialist, Employee Training Specialist, Green Jobs Trainer, Green Material Construction Trade Instructor, Hardware Trainer, HR Trainer (Human Resources Trainer), Industrial Trainer, Insurance Employee Trainer, IT Technical Trainer (Information Technology Technical Trainer), Job Development Specialist, Job Training Specialist, Labor Trainer, Management Development Specialist, Manpower Development Advisor, Manpower Development Specialist, Older Worker Specialist, Personnel Training Officer, Port Purser, Product Trainer, Research and Development Specialist (R and D Specialist), Resume Writer, Safety Instructor, Sales Trainer, Sales Training Specialist, Scheme Technician, Security Awareness Training Specialist, Skill Training Program Coordinator, Skills Trainer, Software Trainer, Technical Instructor, Technical Trainer, Technical Training Coordinator, Trainer, Training Consultant, Training Developer, Training Facilitator, Training Specialist, Workforce Development Specialist

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