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D.E.S.P. … Pick the Right Employee

Many organisations use various tools and techniques for identifying their talent pipeline. Some use a “nomination approach,” while others use traditional tools such as a performance and potential matrix, a tool used by managers to identify high-performing individuals who are potential promotion candidates, creating lists of probable candidates. DESP: A New Approach to Traditional Succession…

Using a Job Suitability Assessment

Using a Job Suitability Assessment

There are many types of assessments and each has its own purpose. A critical consideration in selecting an assessment is to use an assessment that fits your purpose. If you are attempting to hire, develop, promote, and retain talent, the assessments must produce reports that are related to the requirements of the job. If you…

With each advertised position in an organisation comes an influx of hundreds of potential candidates. BUt how do you choose the right person for the job? Do you do it by instinct, recommendation, past employment? With so much at stake in the appointment of new employees, surely you need to be as vigilant as possible? Otherwise you could end up with the horror hire that this company did...

Horror Hire

If you think when you go for a job interview it is a nail bitingly painful affair, imagine what it’s like for a Human Resource manager who has to screen through all the job applications, narrow down the best and then conduct each and every interview himself while his other tasks keep piling up on…

Jump starting employee engagement

Jump Start Employee Engagement

According to a study by the Quantum Work Place “Employee Engagement” has decline to the lowest point it has been in eight years. Despite the improving economy, employee engagement declined in 2014 across organisations of all sizes and in more than 75 percent of the markets measured through the Best Places to Work program. Employee engagement…

Missing a Step in the Hiring Process

Missing a Step in the Hiring Process

You place an opening on a job board to find the professional employee. This is considered time and money well spent since the position you are filling takes skill and requires a substantial amount of training and investment. But what do you do with the applicants? How do you know from the CV and their…

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Embracing the Non-traditional: How to Identify Transferable Job Skills

Before the pandemic, people experienced work in a completely different way. Specifically, remote and hybrid work models were much rarer, and the stigma of unemployment kept people hopping from job to job to avoid resumes employment gaps. Unfortunately, the systems supporting work (e.g., talent strategy, tools, work design, etc.) failed to keep pace. Companies still…

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Suitability and Hiring Selection Success

For most jobs, suitability/behavioural factors are about 50% of the reason people succeed or fail at a job. Therefore, effectively measuring suitability should be an essential part of any job fit or hiring assessment. The importance of assessing behaviour during recruitment is evidenced by the fact that most organisations hire people for their eligibility and…

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The Best Job Suitability Assessments

There are bunches of assessments available today. Finding and developing that diamond in the rough employee has become an art, and employers are trying to get all the help they can in choosing the best candidate. Which assessment is best? There are few things to consider when making the choice. Does the assessment use the…

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“What do you like to do?”

Wouldn’t “What do you like to do?” be a great question for you the job applicant to hear from an interviewer? It would signal to the job seeker that this place, the one you are considering spending eight to ten hours a day for 40-50 weeks out of the year actually cares about you. Being…

Manager-Employee Fit: A Match Made in Heaven or Hell?

Think back to the first manager you had in your own career… was this person a good match for you? Did he/she take time to get to know you as an individual and then train, mentor, and support you? Did he/she give you feedback, correct your performance when this was needed in a fair but…