Employee skills for the future

Assessing candidates for the top 10 skills of the future

The World Economic Forum Future of Jobs report lists 10 critical skills required to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. There’s no doubt these skills are important – but how can you objectively identify whether or not candidates have these skills?   We outline how you can use psychometric assessments to measure these skills across your candidates.   1. Complex …

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How HR Can Help Build a Human Firewall

    Tony Barnes, MBA, MIS (Security), CISSP, is CEO of ANZ cyber security specialists Cyber Research. In this guest blog, Tony discusses new Australian research on the most common form of cyber-attack on Australian businesses today and how HR is an essential partner in the fight.     “When your staff are under cyber assault every day, a Human …

How to avoid hiring a replicant: 8 behaviours of emotionally intelligent people

In both the original and 2017 Bladerunner movies, replicants are synthetic humans, who are often extremely intelligent and strong. However, while they superficially resemble humans in many ways, they lack some of our most fundamental emotions, such as empathy.   And while it may seem strange at first, emotions actually play an incredibly important role in workplace behaviour. As humans, …