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Use the Career GPS

Imagine a whole country of job opportunities and career paths. The opportunities are sometimes elusive, and the paths are not always easily seen. When you turn 17 and are old enough to drive, you are given a vehicle and told to go make a career choice. You have limited fuel, limited funds to purchase more…

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Harrison Assessments – Your JobFit Pathologist

There are more than 6500 assessments available today, not counting the 5 question “What colour is your aura” ones. However, there is only one that is specifically tailored to job fit and job suitability. Taking the Harrison Assessment is comparable to visiting a Pathologist. The process is a lot easier and a lot less painful…

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Where will your next LEADER come from?

The recent Great Recession caused companies to cut a lot of middle management jobs. The cuts were viewed as necessary by many organisations for them to remain in business. The duties of the middle managers were spread out to the people above and below them. We are now in a different problematic time, with the…

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Making Sense of Assessments

The investment spent on recruiting, developing, and retaining employees represents a significant portion of an organization’s budget. The direct and indirect costs of a bad hire or promotion are well known. Multiple studies have shown the cost of a bad hire to be as much as three to four times the individual’s annual salary. Additionally,…

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Does Happiness at Work REALLY Matter?

Susan Adams writes in Forbes: “We often hear that a happy workplace is a great place for productivity. But is that claim just happy talk? Don’t happy workers have a tendency to become complacent and goof off?” A book by employee engagement consultants Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, ALL IN: How the Best Managers Create a…

FOCUS: Key Question One for Assessment Evaluation

In determining whether an assessment is good for your organisation, the first key question to ask during assessment evaluation is whether the assessment is work focused and presented in a manner that builds the confidence of applicants and employees? Consider how an assessment and the assessment process will impact applicants and/or employees. While this is…

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Assessment Results… Are They Related to Your Purpose?

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. Does the…

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Measuring The Eligibility of a Job Candidate

In previous blogs we discussed why assessments should focus on factors related to success for specific jobs and not include irrelevant factors. In addition, you should consider if the assessment or assessments cover all the important factors that relate to specific job success. If all the important factors are not included and formulated, there will be significant…

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Suitability Tell

Most people who fill out a job application don’t come with billboard signs, banners or instructions. They are also not 100% sure of what they want in a job. So how can you tell if someone is suitable for a particular position? Suitability/behavioural factors are more difficult to assess because, unlike eligibility factors, there is…

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Measuring Suitability

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