How to find good employees: hire for attitude, not skills

All things being equal, every company should want to hire the best possible person for the job. Of course, nepotism, cronyism, and office politics often get in the way of this, but it still seems pretty obvious business sense. What’s not always so obvious is what “the best possible person for the job” means. Is it someone with the right …

Recruitment vs selection in the hiring process

Steve Jobs once said, “The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” Some might think that other factors contributed to Jobs’ success, but when the co-founder of one of the world’s most valuable companies acknowledges the importance of hiring great people, so should you. Effective recruitment and …

Using psychometrics to find high potential leaders

Finding the right people for the job is difficult. A ManpowerGroup survey found that talent shortages reached a 16-year high in 2022. 75% of companies said they struggle to find the employees they need. Korn Ferry estimates that 85 million jobs will go unfilled by 2030 due to a lack of qualified people. With such a talent shortage, it’s no …

5 common mistakes people make when selecting the right people

As the disruptions of COVID -19, digital transformation, changing consumer behaviour, and the great resignation intensify the battle for the best talent, employee recruitment and selection have never been more critical to business success. Finding the right people for the job is more challenging than ever, but recruiters can make it easier. Inaccurate, generic or exclusionary job descriptions It’s the …

Using psychometrics to select the right team for you

Hiring the right people has always been one of the most important tasks in any business. And it’s not getting any easier. The Great Resignation has led to unprecedented numbers of workers around the world leaving their jobs, dissatisfied with stagnant wages, job dissatisfaction, COVID -19 safety concerns and lack of work flexibility. This has changed the dynamics of hiring …

Is unconscious bias affecting your recruitment success?

Bias. These days it’s something of a dirty word, and for a good reason. Bias is usually associated with unjust discrimination, where members of certain races, ethnicities, genders, castes, or social groups are excluded or mistreated based on preconceived and unfounded ideas. However, from a psychological perspective, biases help us process information quickly by using past experiences to make assumptions. …