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  •   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

    Strategies for transitioning from full-time work to 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 people fail to consider is …

  • 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. Part Three provides a practical work up of calculating the ROI of psychometric testing. In this example, the organisation is evaluating the success of their recruitment process with and without the …

  • Part One of this series outlined the broad value adds of psychometric testing for recruitment, but how do you know if it is right for you? The driving force behind most organisational practices are of course, Return on Investment (ROI). So, making the change to using psychometric testing can be a scary endeavour when your organisation is not using it already. It requires time, money, planning …

  • Part One: ROI of Psychometric Testing: Why use it?

    According to a study by Harvard University, approximately 80% of employee turnover can be attributed to mistakes made during the hiring process[1]. Contrary to popular belief, factors such as education, experience and job knowledge are not the most likely predictors of successful candidates[2]. As shown in the diagram below, psychometric tests such as personality and ability tests are the most effective way to predict candidate performance …

  • Do’s & Don’ts for unsupervised online assessment

      You’re applying for a new job, great the interview went well, you’re feeling positive… then the employer mentions psychometric testing, eek!!   Here are a few do’s & don’ts to help you through the minefield that is online psychometric testing!   Before testing Do – use the practice information that People Solutions will send you. For some tests, you can complete a practice test, for …

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    Can I improve my emotional intelligence?

      Emotional intelligence has now become a part of our everyday work discussions about working relationships, what makes a good leader, and how people cope with pressures and stress. While the principles behind emotional intelligence have been studied for a long time, the business world’s interest in this concept started in the mid-late 90s. Compared to other constructs such as traditional cognitive intelligence or conscientiousness, we …

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    Job Sharing: Successful Methods for Employee-Pairing

    Job sharing is on the rise due to its ability to create a harmonious work-life balance. Read on to find out how psychometric testing can best be harnessed to achieve successful employee pairings.