Welcome to Episode 6 (8 minutes) of The Tips For Hiring Show with Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology.
In this week’s show we address the questions: Why use a psychological test within your selection process? Aren’t they expensive? Aren’t these type of testing only used for top executive appointments? Don’t I need special training, or a Psychologist to conduct and interpret test results? These are common questions the team at AssessAdvantage field everyday. Psychological testing Continue reading →
I was doing a tidy up of my ‘published articles’ scrap book and came across this article. It was published in the NZ magazine, Employment Today in 2010. Thought you may find it interesting and informative – Click HERE to download and read it. Enjoy!
We’ve listened to your feedback and have built an assessment that still provides great information on your applicants with fewer questions! The Personality assessment is going from 70 questions to 45 questions. The Attitude assessment is going from 140 questions (all scales) to 45 questions (all scales).
Attitude Report – Improved Reporting Graphics
The reports for the shortened assessments now more closely resemble the existing Job Fit report. Hiring managers can Continue reading →
My mum was a woman of clichés, yes, I know, I am my mother’s son! When she got frustrated with people who were struggling to ‘get it’ she would always say, “Gosh, he’s as thick as a brick”. Last week was a week of dealing with “bricks”.
Two weeks ago I imported a batch of assessments from an Australian supplier. Basically a ream of paper. The goods landed in Auckland via UPS 7 days ago. I had a phone call Continue reading →
I was ordering a book through Amazon, as part of their “up-sell” they recommended additional reading suggestions. I noticed one of the books was titled, “Ace the Corporate Personality Test”. Wow, a book for job candidates to learn how to “pass” personality tests.
The fact that a book has been published to help candidate’s fake personality tests should come as no surprise. All you need to do is search the Internet for “interview questions” or “drug testing” and you’ll get Continue reading →
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”.