30 Oct 2018

Word Test
"After Web browsers Word is the most-used app on the planet; it's still the platinum standard in word processing. Nothing else even comes close" (PCMag, March 2013). Microsoft Word is a word processing program developed by Microsoft."  It's been in existence since 1983, and since that time has undergone 14 revisions, the most recent being Word 2013. It is the most widely used word pro...

04 Jun 2018

Personality Assessment
In the world of personality assessment there are numerous tools that are used to measure and understand personality. A trait approach to personality has been in existence since the early 1900's, and it has been the aim of many researchers to identify which are the most useful underlying factors to consider - with numerous studies dedicated to this topic. Many of the largest and most r...

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...

08 Apr 2013

Old Men Hire
Making the right decisions for your business An important consideration when recruiting older workers is to consider what their strengths and weaknesses are likely to be in terms of their cognitive abilities (thinking abilities or intelligence). By using the right mix of psychometric tests you can easily and quickly identify what type of work older workers are best suited for, and in ...

10 Dec 2012

Speed
Numerous authors have examined the relationship between speed of processing, working memory and age, and debated the role of these concepts in understanding individual differences in cognitive ability. There are arguments as to the relative contributions of both concepts, and most theorists tend to agree that slowing is the explanation for cognitive decline. Using tasks that draw on w...

03 Dec 2012

Workforce
Over 2 million Australians, or 1 in 4 workers, are classified as casual workers.  A spokesperson from the ACTU described the trend in the increase in casual workers, or 'casualisation' of the workforce as "one of the dominant trends in the Australian workplace during the past decade". Much has been written about the casualisation of the workforce and there are many opinions on the ben...

12 Nov 2012

Job Performance
In the Australian work context, together with other similar individualistic Western countries (such as the USA and UK), job performance is typically assessed in terms of task (in-role) behaviour - i.e., how well an employee performs their duties;  organisational citizenship behaviour - i.e., going 'above and beyond' role requirements such as helping other employees with their workload; a...

12 Nov 2012

Research
A meta-analysis conducted in the United Kingdom (Bertua, Anderson & Salgado, 2005) has found that intelligence tests and tests of  specific cognitive abilities are strong, reliable and valid predictors of both job performance  and response to training.  Operational validities are in the range of .5-.6, meaning that these  cognitive tests can account for approximately 30% of the varia...

15 Oct 2012

Survey
Recent research has found that up to 80% of staff turnover can be better controlled by organisations by improving their understanding of employee needs, employee-organisational fit and workplace culture.  The research, which included over 11,000 employees from 40 Australian organisations, was based on exit survey responses from employees who left their organisations between January 2011 ...

10 Oct 2012

Skilled Job Seekers
Australia's immigration policy had long focused largely on accepting highly-skilled migrants. Seeking workers with outstanding skills and qualifications that are lacking in Australia aims to address specific skill shortages and enhances the size and skill level of the Australian labour force. In the 2012-13 period Australia accepted approximately 190,000 migrants. 68 percent of these,...