12 Jan 2019

Critical Excel Expert
From the time it was released during the 80's MS Excel has become one of the most widely used business tools. Critical business decisions are often based on Excel analyses. For this reason, it's one of the most important skills to confirm, prior to hiring. It is also one of the most embellished skills on resumes. Consider the common scenario where a candidate has been hired and has em...

06 Dec 2018

Anytime Interview PC
As of 2017, there were 4.8 candidates for each entry-level job available. Statistics are a bit more in favour of the candidate for jobs that are above entry-level. Either way, when you advertise a job opportunity, you'll no doubt get inundated with prospective employees. You may try and save your organisation some time by putting one person in charge of the screening process, and t...

06 Dec 2018

Employment Test
"How many cars travel across a bridge each day?" This isn't a trick question. It's an actual interview question Google asked a candidate in September of 2014. And it isn't just Google asking their potential employees interesting screening questions. More and more businesses are using screening questions and skills tests to augment their hiring processes. According to a global surve...

16 Jul 2018

Critical Excel Expert
From the time it was released during the 80's MS Excel has become one of the most widely used business tools. Critical business decisions are often based on Excel analyses. For this reason, it's one of the most important skills to confirm, prior to hiring. It is also one of the most embellished skills on resumes. Consider the common scenario where a candidate has been hired and has em...

15 Jul 2018

Multitasking
When dividing attention between two tasks (Multitasking), people need to find the most efficient ways of allocating their attentional or processing resources between the tasks. It is reasonable to presume that people with higher levels of intelligence will be better able to allocate their processing resources efficiently. This was investigated in a study by Ben-Shakhar and Sheffer. Read ...

01 Jul 2018

Multitask Skills
Brown (1998) investigated the concept of "time-sharing" proposed in earlier work on multi-tasking by Fogarty (1982) . Fogarty (1982) describes time-sharing as a factor that emerges when two tasks are undertaken simultaneously. This sharing of time between the tasks is the extra factor over and above those associated with performing each of the tasks in isolation. In Brown's paper two ...

04 Jun 2018

Navigating
The rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) has created numerous opportunities for more flexible work options, also called telework. A report by Deloitte Access Economics predicted that flexible work created by the NBN would be one of the biggest structural changes to the labour market this decade, creating an additional 25,000 jobs by 2020. The research also found that almost 50...

24 Feb 2018

Sales Performance
In this article we look at Ambiverts, Extraverts, and Sales Job Performance and announce the new Accounts Payable and Receivable Test Sales Aptitude Personality Research Article Highlights Extraversion vs Introversion is one of the most studied personality dimensions. It was a long-held belief that extraversion would "take a person further" in business, particularly in sales. The mo...

21 Aug 2013

Employee Engagement
The importance of employee engagement has been discussed in previous posts. Recent research indicates that nowhere is employee engagement more important than in professional services firms. While these firms are necessarily primarily client focused, ultimately the success of professional services firms relies on the success of their employees' work. And the most successful employees are ...