How to identify suitable candidates and why it’s important

  Working predominantly in assessment I do know a bit about measuring “fit” and identifying suitable candidates for work. Looking beyond the standard question of “can this person do the job” to other characteristics such as personality or work preferences is not new.     Look at the supervisor-employee relationship   This is a good place to start when considering …

5 ways to build trust with effective employee feedback

  The performance review wars   Lately, there’s been a lot of talk in HR circles about companies who are moving away from once a year performance reviews and forced rankings across teams, to a more continuous and ongoing approach to employee feedback.   In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Accenture’s CEO Pierre Nanterme explains that “now it’s …

Why do we focus on the tip of the iceberg when recruiting?

  We all know how incredibly important it is to hire the right person for the job, and we also know how much it can cost us – in both financial and less tangible terms – when we get it wrong. So, when we’re recruiting for a job, we need to thoroughly examine each resume we receive, and check that …

Psychometric Testing Reduces Diversity (Positively)

  Not long ago, after finishing up at a client meeting, I noticed the cafe downstairs. Rather, I noticed that all of the staff within this cramped stall looked quite similar.   They all had atypical multi-coloured hair, tattoos, piercings, similar clothing and a very similar burst of energy when interacting with their customers. This vision prompted me to think …