How to Construct a Job Analysis and Job Description – More Hiring Tips

August 16, 2015

This is a Podcast

Welcome to The Tip For Hiring Show – episode 2 – 12 minutes long.

This week we explores Step 2 of “How to Recruit” by learning how to construct a Job Analysis and from it, build a Job Description.

When you commence recruiting for a new employee. do you know what you are looking for? No good going out fishing without knowing what you want to catch – you won’t have the right gear, bait and Continue reading

How to Recruit – The 6 Most Common Problems

August 12, 2015

This is a Podcast

Welcome to my first Tips For Hiring Show (8 minutes).

A series of short and snappy podcasts on How To Recruit, a feast of Hiring Tips that I’ll be posting every week.

My mission is to help construct a bullet proof hiring system to ensure you make the best hiring decisions based on science not gut feel or emotional!

We start our first podcast with an introduction to the “science” of hiring the right person first Continue reading

The Importance of Written Communication When Hiring Sales Persons

What sales role today doesn’t require good written communication? Emails alone make up a tremendous amount of sales communication. And then there’s sales proposals. Although many organisations have these on template, most sales roles require their sales people to craft proposals for individual prospects (if only the ‘deal’ portion). The ability to craft good written communication is still a strong requirement in many sales roles.

In your previous sales hiring appointments, how did you evaluate the ability of your applicants Continue reading

Case Study – NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Succession Planning Program

July 7, 2015

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.

Talk to Rob McKay at Assess Systems NZ for local information about ASSESS Continue reading

Generational Differences: The Newest Way To Justify A Bad Hire

June 29, 2015

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.

Download this White Paper HERE




39 Hiring Stats to Help You Win the Recruitment War!

June 9, 2015

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.

Click HERE to view this research report


The Truth Bias – Its Impact on Recruitment

May 10, 2015

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