Ipsative or Normative? Get the Best of Both Worlds!

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The old debate of which personality questionnaire to assess candidates with: Ipsative or Normative, is a fallacy! They key is to incorporate both as part of your selection assessments, while focusing on the validity and accuracy of norm groups instead. An ipsative questionnaire forces the candidate to make a choice, thus providing a sharper profile … Read more

Bridging the Skills Gap Created by Job Automation


Switching careers in our automated paradigm can still be a smooth process. The key is to chart jobs that are similar to yours. It can be nearly impossible to find a new job for physical labourers whose jobs have disappeared due to automation or global outsourcing, especially if they lack higher education. Sadly, many such … Read more

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

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


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

Research Proves Women Are Better Than Men!

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OK, women aren’t better than men in general – necessarily. But, if the ability to engage employees is at the top of your list of mandatories for management hires, you should probably hire a woman. At least that’s the conclusion offered by Gallup’s recent report The State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for … 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