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5 03, 2018

Using Psychometrics The Pitfalls

March 5th, 2018|

Using Psychometrics - The Pitfalls For HR When using psychometrics the pitfalls for HR departments can unexpectedly call into question (often by the hiring managers) questions around how well does the assessment meet the relevant work performance criteria.  As a first step we would recommend that HR professionals embark on an evaluation process to [...]

31 01, 2018

Reinventing Talent Assessments

January 31st, 2018|

Reinventing Talent Assessment Reinventing talent assessment has now become a key concern for talent and recruiting managers of organisations.  In a recent report by CEB (formerly SHL) they identify with many of the questions organisations are now posing about selecting talented people for their business. Can you identify with the following? "Our new recruit [...]

29 12, 2017

Being Kind at Work

December 29th, 2017|

Being Kind at Work Being kind at work it would appear, benefits people who do an act of kindness, the recipient, the organisation and the overall organisational climate.  A range of experiments (mainly laboratory based) has consistently shown that when someone is kind to us we ‘pay it forward’ and as a result we [...]

16 10, 2017

5 Signs of Emotional Intelligence

October 16th, 2017|

5 Signs Of Emotional Intelligence These 5 Signs of Emotional intelligence predict people’s ability to regulate themselves, manage other people, achieve success and are particularly useful in every day work situations. Research shows a link between emotional intelligence and both career and business success. Not everyone is born with it, but unlike IQ, emotional [...]

29 08, 2017

Work Performance Traits

August 29th, 2017|

What traits predict work performance? Excellent work performance is always that ‘goal’ employers most want to get from their employees.  But what traits are likely to predict work performance?   My grand-mother always said, “education is easy carried and good manners will take you far”.  In many ways, she is exactly right.  Cognitive ability is [...]

28 07, 2017

Personality Tests For Work

July 28th, 2017|

Personality Tests For Work Dominic McCanny (Chartered Occupational Psychologist) provides a brief overview of 'personality tests for work' highlighting the 'basics' you should be looking for when using these type of assessments. Personality tests for work are today used in an ever increasing way.  Let me first say that I don't believe they are [...]

14 06, 2017

Poor Managers Make Workers Unhappy

June 14th, 2017|

Poor Managers Make Workers Unhappy 'Poor managers make workers unhappy' was a major finding in a recent study conducted by Testing Talent with Northern Ireland workers.  The study was conducted over 9 days in May 2017 with 100 respondents - 84% worked in Northern Ireland. Eighteen percent (18%) of respondents when asked "What makes [...]

23 05, 2017

Psychometric Tests Did Not Discriminate

May 23rd, 2017|

Psychometric Tests Did Not Discriminate – Need for Reasonable Adjustments and Flexibility in Recruitment Dominic McCanny provides information on making reasonable adjustments when using psychometric tests following the case of Government Legal Service v Brookes (2017). In the recent case of Government Legal Service (GLS) v Brookes (Great Britain), which has received considerable media [...]

12 05, 2017

Happy At Work

May 12th, 2017|

Are You Happy At Work   We all like to think that when we go to work it will be a happy place.  However, this may not the the case.  We are undertaking this short survey to see if you are happy at work.  The survey will only take 1 minute and all responses [...]

27 04, 2017

Personnel Selection

April 27th, 2017|

Personnel Selection - What Works If you are involved in personnel selection you no doubt have often asked yourself the following question.  Which method is best?  What combinations can be used for both entry level hiring and promotion of experienced job applicants. After all the demand for talented people is constantly growing.  Most of [...]