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When to apply psychometric testing

Posted By: admin Posted In: News Date Posted: October 23rd, 2012

While we are obviously strong advocates of the benefits of psychometric testing, we are also open about when testing should be applied and perhaps of more relevance, when the benefits may not justify the time, effort or cost.
The most important aspect to understand in this discussion is what is meant by the term “testing” versus the terms “psychometric” or “personality typing” Continue Reading


The importance of psychometric testing

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Posted By: admin Posted In: News Date Posted: September 26th, 2012

Over the last ten years, there has been ongoing debate about which step in the recruitment process is the most important. My view over this period has remained unchanged – ie: all the major steps are so important, that leaving any of them out would be negligent on the part of the recruiter (whether they are an agency recruiter or the employer).
Those key steps are: interviewing, psychometric testing and reference checking. Continue Reading


Informed candidates are happy candidates

Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: July 9th, 2012

Here’s an instance where doing something small can go a long way to securing the right candidate.

Consider for a moment how you go about recruiting. How well structured is your process? Even if you’ve still got some way to go in creating a repeatable and effective recruitment process, the following is a simple idea that’s well worth implementing.

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Internet coaching is helping candidates perform better at interview

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: June 19th, 2012

Recently, there’s been a rapid growth of “service providers” on the Internet that offer interview coaching to candidates in a bid to improve their chances of securing employment.

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Salespeople – Should you hire them from inside or outside your industry?

Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: June 5th, 2012

Some employers I’ve dealt with insist on only hiring people with direct experience in their industry. Their reasoning is usually that they can “hit the ground running”. In other words, they want and expect them to become productive in the shortest period of time. This will reduce the time and cost that would otherwise have to go into training.

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