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

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

How you Assess Candidates is How They Assess you

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In today’s hyper-connected, digital-driven business world, user interface(UI) design and customer experience have emerged as major drivers of success. It’s how Apple became a global juggernaut. But examples abound where winning has come from providing a differentiated, quality experience. Today, many if not most large companies employ online assessments as part of their hiring process. … Read more

If your Applicant Tracking System won’t differentiate you, what’s a recruiter to do?

Josh Bersin, Principal of Bersin by Deloitte, just released a provocative post. According to recent research conducted by Deloitte, Human Resource Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) – now reportedly used by 60% of companies – are no longer the strategic tool they once were. Per his article: “…while you do need an ATS to run your … Read more