25 May 2011

Multitasking
Managers are arguably the most important members of an organisation. Managers act as the liaison point between the workers and the strategy makers. They lead and direct staff, implement strategies and policies devised by organisational heads and provide both upward and downward feedback and advice. They are relied upon by all levels of the organisation. So it is very important for you...

11 Apr 2011

Theory Based
It's a reality that incompetent accounting staff can virtually destroy a business. Accounting practices have evolved over the last decade due to unprecedented market pressures including commodity-based pricing and increasing costs from training, technology, and litigation (Eilifsen, Knechel & Wallage, 2001). A number of accounting scandals in the early 2000’s (e.g. Arthur Andersen...

26 Oct 2010

Unskilled
Finding amply qualified candidates to fulfil a specific job description and skill set is not always the simple task. When you ask whether or not a candidate is proficient in a particular skill, you will most likely receive the answer you are looking for: yes. However, surveys have implicated that 1/3 of job candidates tell little white lies during the recruitment process. How do you know...

26 Oct 2010

Bad Weeds
Recruitment & Pre-Employment Selection Testing By using the intuitive method of psychometric testing during pre-employment screening processes, companies are hitting a home run the first time they hire someone. Selective testing is "intuitive", because it assesses job candidates beyond the normal interview questions, extracting information about the candidate through various kinds...

01 Oct 2010

Fair Chance
Psychometric Aptitude Assessment A rigorous interview and selection process may seem tedious for both employers and prospective candidates. However, if you implement aptitude psychometric testing in your interview process, believe it or not, you are giving job applicants a fair shot at the job position. "But, aren’t these tests used to weed out the unqualified employees?" you ask. ...

13 Jul 2010

Tricky Task
Graduate recruitment requires both adequate planning and the appropriate tools. With tens of thousands of students graduating from universities every year, businesses can experience difficulty in finding the right individual with the skills, ability and determination to fit the requirements of their graduate plans. Thousands of national and international businesses around the world ha...

27 May 2010

Implement Interview
It is beneficial for all employers to implement skills testing during the interview process. This allows employers to rate the candidates and decide whether or not they possess the ability to perform the job duties that they are interviewing for. Job candidates are hungrier than ever to obtain employment, and it is important that companies hire carefully in order to protect themselves. T...

30 Sep 2009

Success of Employees
Evidence for the Relationship between the Big 5 and Academic Achievement Many different personality traits have been linked to academic performance. Since the Five Factor Model, or "Big 5", has enjoyed prominence in the personality literature (Digman, 1990), as well as being recognised by the economics literature (Borghans et al., 2008), we believe it is valuable to organise the findi...