July 7, 2015
Case Study – NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Succession Planning Program

I’d like to share with you a case study on the National Health Service in UK that has just received a 2015 APEX Award for Publication Excellence.

National Health Service Greater Glasgow employs 38,000 employees, has 35 hospitals. They received significant results using the ASSESS Personality Development, 360 and Focus360.

This international case study really shines. It highlights the impact of our assessment solutions across the world.

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June 29, 2015
Generational Differences: The Newest Way To Justify A Bad Hire

A recent study of over 500,000 test results through our ASSESS competency based personality assessment challenges the conventional wisdom about differences among generations – While differences among generations certainly exist, it is competencies that matter more than a person’s age. Our paper details the key competencies exhibited by successful restaurant workers regardless of generation.

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June 9, 2015
39 Hiring Stats to Help You Win the Recruitment War!

Our go-to assessment for hiring  service industry workers is PeopleCLUES. A division of the PeopleMatter Institute.

Recently, the PeopleMatter Institute got 1,000 service-industry employers to tell them everything about their employee hiring — what they’re doing, what’s working and what’s keeping them up at night. Please take note of how many companies that employ more than 50 staff are using an online application system to cut admin cost and get better hires.

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May 10, 2015
The Truth Bias – Its Impact on Recruitment

This week I am reading an interesting book by Pamela Meyer, “Liespotting, Proven Techniques to Detect Deception”. The key concept of this book is the psychological construct, the Truth Bias. So, what is the Truth Bias?

Psychologists define this bias as, unless we’re given a reason to believe otherwise, human beings (Kiwis in particular) are generally hardwired to assume that what we are told is the truth and what we see is real. People tend to want to believe what Continue reading

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April 6, 2015
5 Reasons Your Job Advertisements Aren’t Working

Although referrals from professional and social networks can be the best method for finding candidates for an open position, a job ad can also successfully bring the right candidate to your company. When a job ad fails, it’s usually because of five common mistakes.

Keep the following reasons why some ads don’t work in mind the next time you post a job ad offline or online:

1. The Ad Is Difficult to Read

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March 31, 2015
How to Assess Candidates Faster, Easier and Cut Costs – Discover On Demand Video Interviewing.

In the recent past, many companies looking to recruit were forced to use conventional methods of written applications and face to face interviews. If they were pursuing candidates from other geographical areas they would need to use telephone interviews, or time consuming Skype interviews. This is a highly inefficient use of time encouraging Hiring Managers to rush through the process. In many cases this would lead to hiring a “horror story” and costly exit strategies. Internet technology has introduced a Continue reading

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March 5, 2015
Three Common Traps to Avoid When Hiring

I have spent the last 20 years studying what science tells us is the best way to hire (or the things we should not do). This has been supported with practical ‘real life’ experience working with hundreds of clients. I have witnessed three common traps that surface time and time again. Here they are:
1. Managers tend to hire their own image.
2. Decision to hire is based on how well a candidate ‘performs’ at interview.
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