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The evolution of psychometric testing

It’s an exciting time for the psychometric testing industry. There’s no doubt that we are on the verge of a new era and are making leaps and bounds in the sophisticated measurement of candidate strengths and abilities. It’s timely to reflect on where we’ve been...

Gamifying the recruitment process for fun

How do you determine the best applicant for your next job? Years of experience and a gleaming resume don’t always indicate the best possible 'candidate fit' for the role or your team. Human Resource managers have long relied upon our psychometric tests to predict on-the-job...

Top 5 myths about psychometric testing busted!

The use of psychometric testing is readily acknowledged as best practice in recruiting today. However, there is a lot of noise in the space and no shortage of opinions on its merits and flaws. We've taken the time to clear away a few of the...

People Analytics Conference 2015 (Slideshare)

Just last week, Revelian's Chief Analytics Officer, Dr. Peter O'Hanlon, presented to top People Analytics and Human Resource leaders from around Europe at the People Analytics 2015 Conference in London. In this presentation he'll walk you through our unique approach to People Analytics.This presentation is protected by Copyright...

5 ways gamification works for SME recruitment

Ask a small business owner their thoughts on recruitment and many times you’ll hear ‘bad hire’ stories or a level of frustration in the lengthy process to add talent to a small business team. For quickly growing businesses, the need to rapidly recruit employees to...

The importance of values and culture in the workplace

Thanks to clever advertising by SEEK.com we know that, on average, we will spend approximately 13 years of our lives at work, 20 years sleeping, 15 years with our families and 2 years commuting. For the ‘lucky ones’ those 13 years of work won’t seem like...

3 leadership approaches to get the best out of your staff

“People leave managers, not companies.”We’re sure you've heard it many times from many sources, but an abundance of research by Gallup Organisation linked the relationship between employees and their managers as having the greatest impact on their productivity and retention. We spend more than half...

Why your salespeople must live and breathe your brand

Want return customers? You need salespeople that live and breathe your brand If you're interested in growing your business you've probably thought carefully about your sales funnel and put considerable effort into marketing tactics that build your brand, and complement your sales strategies.This is important because...

6 tips on retaining your top performers

Rounding out the employment journey, following our articles on sourcing and recruitment, we take a look at how to keep your staff after you've put in so much effort to acquire them.As the war for talent intensifies, some organisations are becoming more aggressive in their...

8 simple and actionable tips on recruitment

Following on from our article on sourcing yesterday, we thought we'd continue the conversation by moving through the recruitment process. Let’s face it; a few bad hiring decisions can disrupt any good business. Mistakes, lost productivity, poor attendance, bad attitude; the list goes on. Multiply...

7 Tips on sourcing great new talent

To provide yourself with the best chance of recruiting the right candidate, it’s imperative that you have a sufficient pool of applicants to choose from. In the current tight labor market, skillful recruiters are winning the war for talent by adopting innovative sourcing strategies.So how...

Big business performance management tools for SMEs

SMEs have an advantage over large enterprises.Being small allows you to be closer to the action, more agile and therefore closer to customers, employees and the business ‘machine’. It follows that you should also then be able to easily spot elements that are hindering performance...

Broadbean wins at National HR Summit in Sydney

With only limited time to spend at the National HR Summit in Sydney last month, Simon from Broadbean Technology actively sought out the businesses he wanted to strike up a relationship with. Just like Nicole, he found his way to Revelian and discovered Theme Park Hero.At...

Are you hiring for excellent customer service?

The happiness of your customers is a priority. The question is, what makes for happy customers?  While there are many factors at play, too often businesses overlook one of the biggest factors−the people you employ in your customer service team.If you're not hiring for the...

Playing the game to win

While exhibiting at the National HR Summit in Sydney earlier this month, we gave two delegates the opportunity to win a Fitbit just for playing our latest online assessment tool, Theme Park Hero. We caught up with one of our winners, Nicole Hazzouri from Calvary...

The top 6 drivers of employee engagement

At Revelian, we pride ourselves on our data driven approach to conducting business, and we don’t miss an opportunity to learn from the data that our tests provide. Recently, we’ve applied our analytics focus to determine the top factors that influence employee engagement.Our findings provided...

The bigger HR story behind the Snapchat resume sensation

Over half a million people have viewed Elski Felson’s Snapchat resume on YouTube with numerous media articles[1] reporting on the ‘innovative’ resume approach.  Many star HR professionals are already ahead of this curve, embracing innovative recruitment approaches made possible by the intersection of psychology and...

Beyond the hype: Gamification in a HR context is still about humans

Salih Mujcic, Product Manager - RevelianThe world is abuzz with the term ‘gamification’: yet another piece of business jargon vying for your attention, alongside terms like BIG DATA. While these trends are changing the world, the terms themselves are poorly understood, overused, and thrown around in...

Competing for the best graduates with gamification

The recent Australian Financial Review report on Top 100 Graduate Employers noted the disconnect between the graduates’ view of what secures a graduate program place (academic achievement) and the range of factors employers are seeking – including ‘leadership, communication skills, problem solving and customer service...

Gamification makes the graduate recruitment journey better

Perception can be a fickle thing. In a matter of seconds first impressions have started to cement opinions, or at least the boundaries of likely opinions.But we’re not referring to the opinion the recruiter or HR manager has of a specific candidate. It’s the candidate’s...

Why graduate employers love new game-based assessment: Theme Park Hero

A selection of graduate employers at a post AAGE Breakfast Seminar in Brisbane tested a demonstration of Revelian's new game-based assessment for graduate recruitment -  Theme Park Hero. The game takes less than 10 minutes to complete and provides insight into candidate ability including mental agility, cognitive...

Recruitment gamification for finding the right employees

For those in small and medium businesses, the effect and cost of hiring the wrong person can have a huge impact on the business. Business performance can take a hit, momentum can stall and the potential for intellectual property (IP) loss can cripple crucial growth...

10 factors behind the best employee survey

“Perception is reality” While that oft-spoken quote is readily bantered about in marketing circles, it is equally true in the area of human resources and talent management. On hearing the same announcement, two employees can see that news from two different viewpoints and then behave according...

Is gamification the special sauce for graduate recruitment?

It defines some companies as a physical element in their brand; others package components of their offering in different ways to create it.It is the special sauce – the thing that differentiates one brand in a sea of contenders.Marketers have long pursued differentiation, their special...

Making HR fun and games for everyone – gamification in action!

Recent research shows1 that a computer can predict your personality and character traits based solely on your Facebook ‘likes’ is interesting but logical.With over 1.35 billion active users interacting on Facebook and 4.5 billion likes registered everyday2 – those huge data streams (or big data) are...

Hottest tech drives hottest HR product development

By Dan Harrison, Revelian's Chief Technology Officer At Revelian we help companies make better decisions about people backed by data. As the people analytics company we build highly available, scalable systems that help people make decisions that affect people's careers and working lives. It’s a mission we...

How strategic values boost business performance

By Cherie Curtis, Revelian’s Head of Psychology Have you looked at your strategic values lately? Are they thriving, real principles within your business, or is it time to breathe new life into them?Research shows there is a strong positive link between organisational values and financial performance...

Crime fighting meets high tech people analytics

Revelian's Chief Analytics Officer, Dr. Peter O'HanlonBy Revelian’s Chief Analytics Officer, Dr Peter O’HanlonThe Australian Crime Commission (ACC) are famous for their range of high-tech crime fighting activities and are at the forefront of data analytics to combat organized crime and its involvement with virtual...

Recruitment is Game Play

Employers are always looking for ways to engage with talent, and what better way to interact and gauge a potential employee than with a game.Over the years, HR professionals have been using psychometric tests as a reliable and scientific way to assess the potential suitability...

Revelian at AAGE 2014

Revelian were proud to be Platinum Sponsors at the 2014 AAGE Conference. Thank-you to all the AAGE delegates who voted for us to win the Best Exhibitor Award!Our presenters were: CEO, Warwick Kirby; Chief Analytics Officer, Dr Peter O’Hanlon and Head of Psychology, Cherie Curtis.View some...

Revealing HR Insights at AAGE 2014

Revealing HR Insights at AAGE [L-R]: Revelian CEO, Warwick Kirby; Head of Psychology, Cherie Curtis; and Chief Analytics Officer, Dr Peter O’Hanlon.  Revelian to dispel myths and share practical insights at AAGE  Revelian is proud to be Platinum Sponsor of the most exciting and useful conference for graduate...

Is your organisation a modern day Titanic?

Why do we recruit with such limited information?Would you sign a contract agreeing to spend most of your waking hours with a person, after spending a mere 2-3 hours getting to know them? This kind of agreement is entered into regularly by people, based only...

Smart jobseekers don’t try to outsmart psychometric tests

Psychological insight has established itself as one of the most reliable selection weapons in a HR professional’s arsenal, and organisations around the country are implementing psychometric testing as a standard part of their selection process.As a jobseeker, viewing such tests as obstacles to be outmanoeuvred...

Time to enter the ‘Age of Objectivity’

Discussing a reluctance to employ older workers that is costing the country billions every year, Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan recently called for employers to “say to themselves, I want the best person for the job, not a person that I’m judging by the...

Discriminating taste? Yes, you have it.

Years ago I applied for different roles within my field with five employers. After receiving no call backs, my narcissistic alter ego questioned how this could be. How could they not want to call me back? I was suitably qualified for each and every role.I...

Melbourne celebrates Revelian rebrand

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image was the venue for a great evening of cocktails, finger food and revelations, as Onetest gave clients a sneak peek of our new Revelian identity last week.The cocktail evening was hosted by our Melbourne office, led by Southern Region...

World first employee communication analysis for talent management

Leading Australian online psychometric test provider to the HR industry, Onetest, has reinvented itself to announce its new position in the global Talent Management industry, led by the company’s world-first patent-pending People Analytics product RCAP.Onetest’s new identity Revelian reflects the company’s position as a leading...

Monitoring email for metrics

Human Capital Magazine published a story about our amazing new Communications Analysis Platform, featuring comments from our Chief Analytics Officer Peter O'Hanlon.Read the article on HC online....

Great to catch up with clients at rebrand events

 The Revelian team has been busy sharing the news of our transformation from Onetest with all of our valued clients.We were delighted to share our new vision with a number of clients in person at a series of rebrand events across the country.Our...

Onetest is now Revelian

Onetest has now rebranded to Revelian. The transition is complete!The world of business is changing rapidly, driven by technology. To meet your changing needs, Revelian delivers unique psychometric tests, games and communications analytics.Revelian is the People Analytics Company. Our vision is to bring people and...