Why I've been a fan of psychometric assessment for 20 years

Guest blog: Why I’ve been a fan of psychometric assessment for 20 years

  In our recruitment business, few topics divide client opinions more than psychometric assessment – despite the fact that the practice has been common for many years. Views will often differ across industries, but it is perhaps most polarising in the technical space, where talent shortages have been an issue for over a decade.   Those opposing psychometric assessment are …

Why Positivity Matters

Why Positivity Matters

  I’m a Chief Financial Officer, and have been for the past 8+ years. I’m quite familiar and comfortable with managing my team of accounts and finance people.   Recently, however, I found myself asked to lead a team of sales professionals. As you can probably imagine, managing salespeople is a little different to managing financial staff. They want to …

Understanding Your Quiet Employees

Understanding Your Quiet Employees

  Have you ever had a coworker remark that you’re “very quiet”? Combating the negative connotations associated with being introverted can be tough, especially in the workplace.   There’s no denying that decisive behavior is prized in professional environments. Modern job advertisements routinely list active participation, enthusiasm and assertiveness as advantageous qualities. What does this imply about desired employee conduct? …

The real cost of risky workers

INFOGRAPHIC: The cost of risky workers

Safeguarding against risky behaviours: what’s left to do? Over 106,000 Australians are seriously injured at work every year and almost 200 die as a result of work-related injuries.   Around one-quarter of serious claims require 12 or more weeks off work. The total cost of work-related injuries and illnesses to the Australian economy is estimated at $61.8 billion, representing 4.1 …

Executive Social Media Strategy | Revelian

It’s time to practice what we preach: 3 reasons why senior executives need a professional social media presence

Thank you to Revelian’s guest blogger this week, Annabel Sullivan, for her insightful and useful advice. A great read!   The reality is that many senior executives still view social media as a distraction and definitely not something that is useful for business. A telling point is the fact that more than 60% of Fortune 500 CEOs have zero social media presence. …