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  • The importance of Abstract Reasoning for leaders

    2020 is shaping up to be a difficult year for business leaders around the world. As the COVID-19 crisis and its associated impact on businesses and economies unfolds, we see a range of both proactive and reactive attempts to protect organisations and their employees and to minimise the disruption to business. The ability of leaders to cope with such challenges can vary significantly and can have …

  • Tips For Maintaining Your Motivation While Job Hunting

    Given the current state of the job market, it can sometimes take a bit longer than usual to land your next opportunity. While searching for a job, you could be rejected multiple times and may not even hear back from an application at all. Here are some tips to maintain your motivation during the process of finding a new job. Keep moving Aim to do something …

  • Benefits of Using Assessment Centres to Hire Graduates

    It can be quite challenging for an organisation to identify the most suitable candidate for a graduate role. With an inherent lack of practical experience, an applicant may only be able to demonstrate competency based on presumptions of their own behaviour. It’s also highly likely that most candidates will be unfamiliar with answering interview questions, having only encountered such situations though applications for casual jobs and …

  • What Makes a Good Safety Leader?

    The key to driving a shift in organisational wide behaviour lies in having the right leadership approach, and the development of safety culture is no exception. By exemplifying certain attributes, a safety leader can successfully enact positive change within an organisation.

  • Future-proofing your Leaders Content provided by Emma Spada, provisional psychologist. Our world is constantly changing and changing faster and more often than it has ever before. Our recent research (Leadership 2025: A local perspective) identified the drivers of change likely to impact Australian leaders and their organisations and determined the leadership skills required for organisations to thrive, versus just survive, today and into the future. So, …

  •   With the advent of the internet and rapid advances in technology, the traditional workflow in organisations are changing. This, combined with the constant fluctuation of market conditions worldwide, leaves no doubt that the working environment for job seekers is changing too. In years gone by it was not uncommon for workers to be with the one company for their whole working life. It then became …

  • Talkative + Friendly = Success

      Are Assessment Centres fair to all? Over the years of facilitating Assessment Centres for all different types of job roles, we have seen a trend where the most talkative, interactive and engaging candidates score higher than those who are quieter or contribute less in the quantity of what they say. This hit home for our team even more so recently, when a family member of …

  • Beyond the Lunch Table

    How we helped an organisation transition workers from full time work, into retirement More often than not when we talk about retirement the conversation quickly turns to finances. “How much do I need to retire?” or “Have I got enough in my Super fund?” There’s a wealth of information and a host of opinions on when and how to retire with financial security. However what most …

  • Assessment Centres Designed Specifically for Diversity

    The importance of a diverse workforce continues to be a key driver for all Employers. Whilst ensuring inclusion, diversity of thought, creativity and strong decision-making is at the forefront of their minds at all times. But are we doing all we can to meet our Diversity goals? Are we giving all people the best chance of success? People Solutions has invested heavily in the best practice …

  • Part Two of our Return on Investment (ROI) of psychometric testing series provided you with a formula you can use to work out whether the use of psychometric testing would be beneficial for your organisation. How to calculate ROI of psychometric testing Part Three provides a practical work up of calculating the ROI of psychometric testing. In this example, the organisation is evaluating the success of …

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