August 4, 2014
Bad Attitude – Identify It, Before You Hire It

Why use psychological testing within your selection process? Isn’t this expensive? Don’t you only use these types of tests for top executive appointments? Don’t I need special training, or an Organisational Psychologist to conduct and interpret the test results?

These are common questions our team at AssessAdvantage field every day. Psychological profiling for employee selection and development has come a long way over the last 10 years. Typically, testing covers two broad areas.

The first relates to the candidates’ personal Continue reading

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August 4, 2014
Behaviour Vs Personality  Or, the Car Looks Fabulous, but the Engine is Unreliable

It’s human nature, we are all guilty of making judgments about a person based on personality. Psychologists call this, Implicit Personality Theory, or First Impression Error. Ever hear yourself or others making statements along these lines?

“Mike is so compulsive about details; he’s probably an accountant”.

“Mary’s house is perfect. Even magazines on the coffee table are placed so the spines are aligned. You can tell she is an architect”.

“A friendly, persuasive guy like Ian should be in sales. Continue reading

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