24 Jul 2009

Psychometric Testing

As published in Computer Weekly

More than 70% of top companies now use psychometric tests – and there is no way to trick them in order to get a job says job agency body the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. They also warn that trying to guess the “right” answer to test questions is not only impossible but will probably reveal someone as a liar.

22 Jul 2009

Emotional Intelligence
How It Affects Learning, Work, Relationships, and Our Mental Health Emotional intelligence (or EI) — the ability to perceive, regulate, and communicate emotions, and to understand emotions in ourselves and others — has been the subject of best-selling books, magazine cover stories, and countless media mentions. It has been touted as a solution for problems ranging from relationship...

25 Jun 2009

Identify Leaders

“When hiring for a position, taking into account the various interview techniques at the disposal of the average Director, Executive, HR Manager or Business Owner, we can expect that there is about a 70%  chance that the person employed will be an average or good employee.”

21 Jan 2008

Job Performance
An independent study investigating the relation of the "Big Five" personality dimensions (Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism) to three job performance criteria (job proficiency, training proficiency, and personnel data) for five occupational groups (professionals, police, managers, sales, and skilled/semi-skilled) is summarised below....