n a recent survey by Textio, almost 40% of job seekers reported that they had decided NOT to apply for a job due to a poor job description. In addition, we know that candidates stop reading job listings in just 6 seconds – so it’s important to get your ad right!
Our core values can influence our behaviour in ways we might be unaware of: for instance, they are associated with our current lifestyles, beliefs, people we like spending time with, and aversions - so how will your values align with the positions of various political parties? There’s one way to find out!
A competency framework describes behaviours that are critical for success in a job or organisation. With a global spotlight firmly on the world’s youngest female head of government, we have been overcome with admiration for Jacinda Ardern’s distinctive leadership style. Read on as we examine the specific behaviours she has demonstrated over the past month.
It was impossible to miss the AFR Boss’ (very undiverse) cover story this week - so, we’re taking this missed opportunity to draw attention to some amazing people in the Super space, including out client, CSF and to open up a dialogue of how we can work together towards better representing the community we serve.
Verbal, Numerical and Mechanical Reasoning assessments are fairly self-explanatory, in terms of what they measure and the types of questions we can expect to be presented with. Abstract Reasoning, however, can be a little trickier to get one’s head around (because, well… it’s abstract!). To clear up any confusion, let’s take a look at exactly what it is, and why it’s useful.
We recently came across a Canadian study published this year by Hausdorf and Robie, which explored differences in general mental ability (GMA) test scores among culturally diverse groups in the context of employment selection. We delved deeper to understand whether using GMA tests in recruitment can result in adverse impact upon cultural minority groups and how we can use it in a diversity-centric manner.
Testgrid’s psychologists had an unusual visit this week, from Cupid – the Roman god of love himself! He has put together a list of personality traits he longed for and talked to us about how he could measure these behavioural characteristics in a partner!
In Australia alone, the estimated cost of fraud amounts to $8.5 billion annually. Sadly, 60% of fraud cases take over 3 years to detect, 61% of fraud cases result in no recovery, and a whopping half of Australian businesses experience economic crime. Lucky for you , there’s something you can do about it!
2019 is almost here and the rise of technology in recruitment is only beginning. The New Year will bring a new series of recruiting trends that will significantly impact your recruitment process. We’ve put together this list of the latest trends to help you improve your recruiting strategy. Are you ready to implement these new trends or will you be left behind?
This week, Testgrid was extremely honoured to receive an early visit from the man of the season himself: Santa Claus. Our psychologists were able to put together a profile of Santa, which we like to call ‘The Man Behind the Red Suit’: read on to find out all you need to know about Santa before Christmas Eve!
The cost of work-related injury and disease in Australia amounts to over 60 billion dollars annually! Research tells us that up to 80% of workplace accidents result from human error - so how do you avoid hiring unsafe employees?
It’s fantastic that Australian organisations are becoming increasingly open to adopting flexible work initiatives, there is still however a very strong ‘flexibility stigma’ that surrounds the approach. The solution is simple and it’s outlined it 3 easy steps!
Some organisations have successfully implemented gamified assessments to attract younger, digital native candidates, and to position their environment as a modern, fun or innovative place to work - but is it as groundbreaking as it seems?
Your sales force is the front line of your business. You want to find candidates with the qualities to get results even under difficult conditions and we've listed the key skills you need to look for and assess!
Hiring high performers, especially at the executive level – is not a simple or straightforward task. If the Jedi's had access to psychometric testing, they may never have recruited Darth Vader. We look at the best way to recruit Jedi's and stay away from sith hires!