Data Collection, Storage and Privacy Policy for People Central

If you were following Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent day on Capitol Hill answering questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data collection scandal, you may wonder what happens to our users biodata when they complete one of our tests. If you’re unfamiliar with the details of the scandal and Facebook’s involvement in it, basically Facebook users’ personal data …

Are you 100% certain that your candidates are proficient in MS Office?

A hiring manager’s and candidate’s idea of “proficiency” in any given software system can be two very different things.  If you’re hiring for a position requiring Microsoft Office skills, then our blended Microsoft Office pre-employment skills test is exactly what you need to measure a candidate’s true depth of knowledge. The Microsoft Office skills test measures a candidate’s knowledge of …

Bolster your recruitment talent pool by overcoming bias and embracing diversity

New Zealand business leaders have been relatively quick to recognise the benefits diversity can bring to a business.  It’s no surprise that businesses who embrace diversity have enhanced decision making, increased engagement and greater access to top talent. Unfortunately, some recruitment processes haven’t kept up the pace in embracing diversity, whilst some recruiting people struggle to eliminate biases and stereotypes, …

Ready To Up Your Hiring Game?

When recruiting new employees into their organisations, most of our clients use our flagship product the “15FQ+”, which is a personality questionnaire designed to provide insight into how an individual may think, feel and interact in the workplace. This information is primarily used alongside other assessment methods to explore the match between the candidate and the role with a goal …

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Candidate Experience

“Candidate Experience” is a hot topic in my HR network at the moment. For those of you unfamiliar with this phrase, it’s the reaction a job seeker has about an organisation’s job application process, and for me, it hits close to home. Whilst the idea of “candidate experience” isn’t necessarily new or even innovative, what is new about it, is …

Using Personality Profiling to get Joint Ventures & Equity Partnerships off the Launch Pad

What do most organisations use personality profiling for? In our experience, ninety percent of the profiling we do is in the recruitment and selection space. At the basic end, employers look for reasons to, or not to, hire a candidate by exploring the potential risks uncovered by personality questionnaires. Our more sophisticated clients take the additional steps of identifying personal …