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Recruitment, Selection & Development
The average cost of bad recruitment is 140% of the salary for the role*. That’s a $70,000 mistake on a $50,000 a year job. Save time, money, stress and your reputation with our online psychometric testing processes.
We provide an extensive range of online and supervised testing and psychometric assessment products across New Zealand - supporting the recruitment process and providing assessments of existing staff and teams.
Assess the soft skills that determine success or failure. Personality Questionaires & Tests
Why Choose Us
We have years of experience helping NZ business owners and human resources staff make informed recruitment decisions. Our personal support and quick delivery ensure we add a tonne of value to your selection decision-making without slowing you down.
All of our team and associates have worked as HR/People Managers or Business Owners and know from first-hand experience the frustrations and risks associated with getting recruitment and selection decisions right first time, as well as the irritations of sourcing providers with poor products or unrealistic terms.
Friendly and fast to respond
Responsive to your recruitment timelines. We get your candidate testing reports to you within 24hrs of them completing their assessment, enabling you to accelerate job offers to strong candidates ahead of your competitors.
One-to-one support from qualified and experienced testing & assessment practitioners ensures you get the most from every assessment. We also courtesy call candidates to take them through their assessment before they start.
Easily accessed online testing
All your candidates need to access any of our products is an internet connection. We can assess local, regional, national and international candidates any time, with verification steps to ensure candidate authenticity.
New Zealand owned & operated
We live and operate in New Zealand, know the Kiwi job market and only use testing and assessment products that are either made in NZ or have extensive track records of successful application in the domestic market.
No Junk Tests
We select tests and assessment products from a global range of respected publishers on stringent criteria of whether they add valid and reliable support to selection and development decisions.
No contracts, minimum purchase volumes, tests with expiry dates or similar constrictions that drove us nuts when we were in your shoes. Just get the product(s) relevant to your vacancy, when you need them.
Which Staff Groups Are You Recruiting?
Click on any of the staff groups below for a summary of the psychometric testing & assessment used to measure the hard skills, abilities and soft personality traits associated with success in each job.
Feel free to call us and we can take you through customised assessments tailored to your organisation.
Steve assisted us with team development and personality testing for our Head of Departments. The feedback from the staff was that they all felt really comfortable with Steve and found his hands on approach going through their personality profiles a very informative, positive and helpful one. It was a great exercise as it helped our team all recognise each other’s different strengths and approaches and in turn work better together. Steve was always very prompt with replying to correspondence and more than happy to help with any questions during the process. Overall a really good experience and we would look to use Steve again in the near future for other areas of our organisation.
People Central have always being able to locate valid and reliable Testing & Assessment products suitable for our varied professional and technical roles. Any organisation looking to step up their staff selection and development processes should give them a call.
I have found People Central really helpful in providing testing services for critical positions in my faculty. They have a good range of tests to choose from and the service is quick and friendly. The follow up is marvellous. They provide a great additional input into the staff selection process.
Firstlight Foods utilises the assistance of People Central during our recruiting process. One of the services provided by People Central is the opportunity to objectively test the competencies of an applicant and this is an important part of the decision making process when selecting new team members for our business. Their advice is both timely and professional.
Great service – really sharpened our process and our evaluation of candidates, uncovering some surprising information on the way. Support from People Central was comprehensive and insightful. We would definitely use them again.
What would a salesperson operating at 120% of their target be bringing into your business? What would a poor selection decision of someone delivering only 50% of their target be doing to your bottom line? If selecting the sales staff most likely to succeed in your business is important to you, then talk to People Central.
Vo2 engages the services of People Central to assist in our recruitment selection process. Getting the right people on board is absolutely critical to our on-going success, and the team at People Central have an impressive arsenal of testing and profiling tools available to assist in this. In addition to the “soft” skills profiling, they have a wide range of technical/IT based tests that help us determine technical capability before someone joins the organisation. This enables us to bring people on with no surprises, and also to plan their development and training needs before they even step through the door! A big thanks to the team at People Central for the on-going prompt and informed support.
NZCU Baywide has found great benefit in People Central’s services, particularly in relation to psychometric testing. This process really validates the assumptions we have made during our selection process. We’ve found it gives us a great understanding of what will motivate an individual in a work situation, we can also measure their working style and discover their strengths and weaknesses. It also provides us with information as to that candidate’s future performance. These are key factors in matching an applicant to a position as it’s essential to get the right person at the outset. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend People Central to other would-be employers: We really value Steve’s expert knowledge in this area.
People Central has delivered psychometric testing and assessment services for me for twelve years in two very different organisations. Their degree of expertise and range of tests is excellent, as is their partnership approach in supporting us to use assessments most appropriate to the role and business. Add to this their responsiveness in delivering on time when assessing candidates anywhere in New Zealand and the lengths they go to in ensuring hiring managers receive feedback to support them in making selection decisions, I would recommend any business talk to People Central whether they are existing users of psychometric products, or looking to introduce testing and assessment into their HR processes.
Industrial Proficiency Testing provided by People Central has allowed Napier Port to understand individuals’ ability across a range of functions, including numeracy skills, attention to detail, and the ability to follow instructions. The testing process has improved our recruitment standards and helped us to better understand our learner base, contributing to more efficient and streamlined training programmes
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Ready To Up Your Hiring Game?
The average cost of bad recruitment is 140% of the salary for the role*. That’s a $70,000 mistake on a $50,000 a year job.
Save time, money, stress and your reputation with our online testing processes.