The Best Kept Secret of Predictive Analytics

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We’ve all heard of IQ and EQ, but in our borderless era, your job performance may depend on your “CQ”. Globalisation facilitates an increasing trend of inter-cultural commerce, so language barriers aside, predicting candidates who excel in cultural awareness and adaptability can often be overlooked in recruitment screening. Although English falls short of Mandarin and … Read more

Video Screening is the New Normal

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Video Interviewing is beginning to render phone interviewing obsolete. Although phone interviewing has long been helping recruiters cut the costs and time needed for in person interviewing, now video has trumped audio as the number one screening tool. While it is true you can get a sense of how well candidates speak and their professionalism … Read more

3 Key Competencies Within the Perfect Grad

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  Accurately predicting graduate potential TODAY will lead to the greatest payoff in employee performance TOMORROW. Only a couple of years ago, the competencies people were talking about were: complex problem solving, coordinating with others and people management. By 2020, only complex problem solving remains at the top, with critical thinking and creativity shooting up … Read more

Playing For Keeps: The Gamification of Graduate Screening

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As anticipated by the HR community, gamified assessments have taken the Graduate recruitment realm by storm. A world leading-leading Australian professional services firm we met at AAGE this year informed us that this new form of assessment provides a more positive experience than traditional assessments. At the same time, response data shows that gamified assessments … Read more

When Giving Up Can Be the Best Decision of Your Life

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Ever since he was a teenager, Liam dreamed of becoming a top-level executive in a Fortune 500 company. Not only did he possess tremendous commercial acumen but he coveted such status and power. Obtaining a scholarship at an Ivy League University he swiftly moved onto a Master’s program in business administration. He was immediately hired … Read more

Take Control of Your Personality Before it Takes Control of Your Career

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Merit may be steadily driving your career milestones, but your personality could derail that progress at any moment. Professional success is often measured by high intelligence: both cognitive and emotional – coupled with an active ambition and leadership potential. While these characteristics are seemingly advantageous and highly sought after, they all come with a dark-side … Read more

How to Get What You Want Even if it’s Not in Your Nature

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Research indicates that on average, agreeable people earn less money than assertive people. The personality trait dubbed by psychologists as “agreeableness” manifests as your amiability towards others and acceptance of their interests. But this “getting along” mentality prevents us from sticking up for our own interests and asking for what we really want. Without changing … Read more

Talegent Announces a Major Data Boost

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There are some scientists that say that all reality can be expressed mathematically. OK, that might be a little heavy, but we at Talegent are certainly big on data. That should come as no surprise given that we are psychometricians and providing quantitative measures of human abilities and personality is at the core of what … Read more

From “Agile” Software Development to Agile People Development

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If your company hires software developers, then you already know that “agile development” has become the de facto standard. Stated incredibly simply, agile development relies on short typically 2-week production cycles called “sprints” performed by teams, interspersed by “restrospectives” which allow for regular reflection, continuous learning and immediate course correction. Rather than getting bogged down … Read more