What is Validity? Why It’s So Important When Using Employment Tests

February 12, 2019

This is a Brief Article – 3-minute read

In the simplest terms validity confirms an assessment tool or process “measures what it purports to measure”, “is job relevant” and “does assist in making more effective hiring or development decisions”.

Keep in mind that the reference to assessment tools or processes doesn’t just refer to our Prevue/ASSESS/Big5/Chequed assessments. The need to confirm validity applies to any and all tools and procedures that are used in assessing individuals including the collection Continue reading

Do Job Candidates Lie? Do Employers Conduct Illegal Interviews?

February 6, 2019

This is a Brief Article – 5-minute read

Some interest statistics in this new research from Seek. But some figures are surprising. Like 38% of candidates are asked illegal questions – I thought this would be higher? Although, some candidates may not understand what questions are illegal.

Also, 37% of candidates think it is acceptable to stretch the truth, but how many think it’s not acceptable, but do it.
Ah, statistics, bloody statistics! Enjoy.

Read and download at http://www.assess.co.nz/articles/Do_Candidates_Lie.pdf

5 Phrases to Avoid During a Sales Pitch

January 31, 2019

This is a Brief Article (3-minute read)

When it comes to reeling in a client, every word you say matters. And, while the bigger fish can sometimes slip out of your grasp, there are plenty of things you can do or say to tighten your grip – and plenty of things you can avoid saying to help you close that new client hook, line, and sinker.

And of course, when it comes to hiring high sales performers, innate capabilities will Continue reading

The Lean Recruiting Toolkit

January 17, 2019

This is a Link to a Recommended Recruitment Book

My professional acquaintance, Craig Brown founder/CEO of Justintime Recruiting has released his first book, “The Lean Recruitment Toolkit’.
The thesis of this book is around preparation. If you hire staff, this would be a good addition to your library.
Often we spend all our time on the process. Craig’s systematic ‘Lean Recruitment Canvas’ will shift your thinking and teach you how to better prepare before starting the hiring.

An educating read. http://www.justintimerecruiting.com/book.html

The 4 Pillars of Company Culture

January 16, 2019

This is an Infographic – It will download as a pdf file

As most of you who follow AssessAdvantage know, we represent OutMatch in Australasia. 
OutMatch has just purchased Pomello, a company that specialises in the measurement of company culture. 
Here’s a link that explains the 4 pillars of outstanding company culture (Note: It will download as a pdf file in infographic format).
https://info.outmatch.com/…/Pillars-of-Co…/31nv7d/544364213…

HR Technology In the Machine Learning Era

January 9, 2019

This is an eBook

We are pleased to share this new ebook with you. Compiled by our partners at Outmatch, global leaders in talent and culture assessments. If you are involved in HR Technology, this is the ebook for you. Enjoy.

You can download this ebook HERE.

AssessAdvantage are the exclusive distributors/supporters of Outmatch assessment products in Australasia. If you’d like a demo, or need to learn more, please contact our team at support@assess.co.nz

HR TRENDS & TECHNOLOGIES FOR RECRUITING IN 2019

December 17, 2018

This is an Article

Are you still hiring like its 1999? It used to be when someone mentioned HR Recruitment; you envisioned a roomful of people interviewing, hiring and exiting people. Times have changed and with it the functions and processes of today’s recruiters. As such, businesses are actively introducing and refining their HR technologies to speed up of the hiring process, cut administration, source talent and filter applications faster based on specific job benchmarks.

Download and Read HERE

The Demise of Key Government Executives – What’s the Real Reason?

December 11, 2018

This is a Podcast – Duration 6 minutes 30

An article in this morning’s ODT made my blood boil. Headlined, ‘Govt Quiet on Chief Executives’, asks the question as to why the Government has not given us an explanation, or a reason why these two highly ranked employees are no longer employed? Was it simply a bad hire and those responsible don’t want to take the blame?

Download Transcript HERE