Tags: Assessment

Dr Achim Preuss: The changing value of assessment

Psychometric assessments are adding new value to HR effectiveness, according to cut-e’s latest global benchmark study. We found that 52 percent of organisations worldwide now use online assessment, predominantly when hiring and on-boarding staff but also to identify their learning and development needs. HR teams are also increasingly using the data provided by assessments to…

James Bywater: How to create a globally-consistent assessment process

Multinational employers recognise the benefits of standardising core operations and processes across their different countries. IT, finance and marketing were the first to cross national borders. Now, it’s HR’s turn, as global organisations are looking to achieve savings and increase efficiency by implementing more consistent HR processes around the world, including recruitment and assessment.

Simon Wilsher: Why recruiters need to spot best behaviour

Seasoned recruiters will no doubt agree that when it comes to hiring new candidates they weigh up numerous factors – from the candidate’s skill sets and experience, to evaluating their mindset, thought processes and ability to fit into the corporate culture. Each recruiter will have their own method of assessing potential candidates. Whether they are…

Andy Nolan: How positive recognition programmes can help retain employees

Everyone likes to be appreciated. Those of us that say other people’s opinions don’t matter, and that achievement is its own reward – we still like the occasional pat on the back. Whether it’s at home, amongst friends or in the workplace, small gestures of recognition can make a big difference. For businesses, in particular,…

DWP criticised for handling of fit-to-work assessments

According to MPs, poor decision making by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is harming the effectiveness of Work Capability Assessments. A report by the public accounts commitment has blamed the DWP’s handling of disability benefit tests for creating “misery and hardship” for some claimants. The committee questioned the accuracy of assessments, with nearly…

TalentLens launch new assessment tool to help UK employers avoid costly recruitment mistakes

Determining a job applicant’s personal values is crucial in preventing costly hiring mistakes, which can cost firms an average of £6,125 per employee in associated labour turnover costs. That’s according to global talent assessment organisation Pearson TalentLens, which is launching a new, values-based assessment tool that will help combat the ‘hit and miss’ approach to…

Close appoints new Senior Consultant to strengthen employer divison

Close Asset Management, which provides bespoke financial education to companies, has appointed Jean Harvey to help develop and market their senior executive events. Jean joins Close from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she spent 35 years, the last 26 years of which were in the Partner Affairs team. As well as responsibility for the partner health and…

Reacting to the independent review published by Sir Richard Sykes, Michael Gove, the Conservative Shadow Education Minister, says we need to restore confidence in the qualifications and assessment system. The review argues that the current system diverts the attention of teachers and students from a proper immersion in deep subject knowledge by tempting them to sit exams…

Companies are not putting enough time and effort into their recruitment processes and this lack of attention could lead to employers facing legal issues. That is according to research undertaken by business leadership consultancy DDI, which revealed that 50 per cent of UK interviewers could not identify questions posed in an interview which could be…