Blog: Selection

  • Despite representing nearly 20% of the Australian population, people with disabilities are severely underrepresented in the workforce and face numerous barriers to employment. This year, People Solutions undertook a research project to examine the challenges that organisations face in employing people with disabilities, the gaps between best practice and actual practice among organisations in Western Australia, and what can be done to improve these practices. We …

  • COVID-19 presents a unique challenge for recruiting teams across the globe. While the work we do hasn’t changed, the landscape and how we deliver results has. To comply with COVID-19 social distancing, Recruitment and HR teams pressing forward with their recruitment requirements (including volume hires) have had to quickly to adapt to carrying out typical face-to-face activities and exercises to ‘the virtual world’. We’ve just helped …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • indigenous selection

    A study by People Solutions reveals some key findings when looking to understand best practices when recruiting and selecting diverse Australian workforce.

  • Using Technology in your Graduate Campaign

    We can confidently say that everyone knows at least one person who makes more eye contact with their phone than people. Technology has undoubtedly changed the way we communicate, whether that is good or bad remains your choice.

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