October 17, 2017
Mental Ability Testing – 5 Common Myths Debunked

This is a Podcast – 8.30 Minutes

There are many myths surrounding cognitive ability testing – often referred to as a mental ability tests. What do these tests measure? In short, intelligence. According to Spearman (2005), intelligence is something that helps people to solve problems, when the elements can be apprehended by almost anyone. Most cognitive ability tests measure numerical, verbal, and spatial ability. They are very efficient at explaining how well a recruit will solve problems and learn new Continue reading

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September 22, 2017
7 Areas to Cover When Recruiting and Hiring New Employees

This is a Podcast – 8.45 Minutes Long

Hiring new employees is no “walk in the park”. My grandmother taught me to always invest in quality up front to save waste and agony down the line. “Gut feel” hiring, or taking the easy road and relying on third parties to do the job for you goes against grandma’s wisdom.

Great talent rarely falls from the sky – you have to put in a lot of hard, diligent detective work to Continue reading

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August 4, 2017
About to Hire? The CV and Interview Are Your Poorest Hiring Tools

This is a Podcast – 6.5 minutes

When it comes to hiring, most managers only use a CV and an interview to make the big call on who to throw an average of forty-five thousand dollars to!

A bad hire cost about 2.5X an employee’s annual salary!

CVs and interviews represent around 20{e984e047a0cf0683b5e0a609dc9adff1ef3040909f42c61fefd344cb6b0a14a5} of hiring effectiveness.

You need to get the big picture.

You need to understand those soft innate skills that are impossible to get from CV and interview. Continue reading

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December 5, 2016
7 Tips to Building a Stronger Hiring Process

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The key to a robust hiring system is STRUCTURE. When you have a structured process, you can measure ‘apples to apples’. Unfortunately the way most managers hire is to compare ‘apples with oranges’ and they end up with fruit salad!

At Assess we specialise in a range of online hiring tools to help you build a robust recruitment program that will ensure you avoid trying to fit ‘square pegs into round holes’.

I hope our latest Continue reading

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November 9, 2016
Why Do Employees Leave? And What Are Common Hiring Faults?

This is a Podcast – 7 Minutes

Last week, I had two interesting questions from clients, one asked what I thought were the main reasons employees leave a job? Here I address the three pillars of Job Engagement.

The other question was what I see are the most common faults Hiring Managers make when recruiting new staff. We could talk for a few hours on that! But in this podcast I address 5 areas I see most often.

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September 21, 2016
5 Best Hiring Practices – How to Turn the Unpredictable into Predictable

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Just the mere mention of the word makes you a little uncomfortable, doesn’t it? Let’s use it in a few sentences:

“That car’s performance is unpredictable.”

“The dog’s behavior is unpredictable.”

“The weather today is unpredictable.”

There’s nothing feel good about any of these. How about this one?

“It’s unpredictable how the new hire will do.”

No hiring manger wants to hear this, but what can be done to  Continue reading

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July 31, 2016
About to Hire? Here’s Your 4 Critical Planning Questions

This is a Podcast – 8 Minutes

Here are the four suggested areas that are critical to address when planning to hire a new employee. Obviously the job role will dictate the weight given to each, or whether assessment is need in that area at all.

Can they do it? This relates to specific job knowledge, skills, training, and education. This is learned behaviour.

How will they do it? This is innate behaviour – attitude, initiative, motivation, interests etc.

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May 10, 2016
Struggling to Find Qualified Candidates?

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Sometimes, due to either an overly specialized role or a shortage in the industry, it becomes extremely difficult to find the right person to fit the role even if you have the right set of tools to help you do so. This understandably puts employers in a tough position and a common question arises: “Where can we find someone that is qualified for the job? We’ve looked everywhere!” 

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April 1, 2016
Hiring in the Age of Googlization

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Welcome to Episode 11 of The Tips For Hiring Show (33 minutes). Hosted by Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology

Attracting, filtering and communicating with potential job candidates is a whole new world. Today’s millennials (18 to 35 year-olds) are applying and approaching job selection totally differently than those who are doing the hiring really understand.

Ira Wolfe is President of Success Performance Solutions. He is a recognised expert in the hiring process. He’s a prolific writer Continue reading

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