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Positive Changes to 15FQ+

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Most readers will already be users of our flagship personality questionnaire, 15FQ+, arguably the most comprehensive personality assessment ... Read more

Interview and Candidate Abuse

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
I first read the terms ‘Candidate Abuse’ and ‘Interview Abuse’, last month on BBC Capital and immediately had to know more.  The article catalogued a series of experiences of US and UK job applicants being put through tortuous and protracted multi-stage selection ... Read more

Hiring the Perfect Professional. What should you be looking for?

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
In June 2016, Helen Brand, the CEO of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) launched a report from an international study which identified seven attributes essential to success for accountants and finance professionals. Since then, we have presented a guide to accountants ... Read more

The case against hiring like-minded people

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Belinda Parkes, Freelance Journalist, April 2017 Do you trust your gut instinct when it comes to hiring? If you do, you could be giving the job to the person you like best, not necessarily the best person for the job. There is a ... Read more

Unemployable Graduates. A global crisis and how we might fix it

Monday, September 12th, 2016
“In the UK, more than half of graduates are working in non-graduate roles, while in the US graduate unemployment  currently stands at 5.5%. After years of study and expense, what a shocking waste of talent and money and dreams. Year after year however I listen to concerned clients of Hays ... Read more

Managing Counter Offers

Monday, September 12th, 2016
Whether you’re a recruitment consultant, in-house recruiter or business owner, the counter-offer scenario will be a familiar exasperation.   After all the hours and effort of a selection process, you’re hard won final stage candidate is offered the job, only to turn it down when ... Read more

Making the Most of Personality Profile Reports

Monday, March 14th, 2016
Perhaps one of the reasons some people complain about the perceived high cost of personality profiling is that they consistently fail to utilise the full value of the information they have gathered in the selection process. From the employers perspective, most of the time the profile ... Read more

Sales Managers & Recruiters: Why would that top sales candidate want to work for you?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Let’s be blunt for a moment.  Exceptional sales candidate’s are few and far between and when they enter the job market, they can choose their next employer to a greater extent than most. In spite of this, many managers and recruiters still approach the selection process as if ... Read more

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