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May 18

Personality profile reports. Adjusting your interpretations in the current climate

This isn't a scientific study, but rather observations from over 80 personality profile reports fed back to clients and candidates since mid-March when life changed dramatically for just about everybody....
Mar 31

Sharpening up your phone & video interview technique

Traditionally, phone and video interviews have been used to turn candidate long-lists into shortlists on who to invite along to final face-to-face interviews.  In our current shutdown climate, the phone/video...
Nov 20

NZ Herald Article on People Central – The Business of Personality Testing For Recruiting

Steve Evans was recently interviewed by the NZ Herald's Paul Little to discuss the use and popularity of personality testing in a recruitment process. "Psychometric testing is big business. According...
Aug 27

Testing in Lockdown

If you’re using psychometrics (personality profiling and/or ability testing) as part of your recruitment and selection process, here’s a brief reminder of what you should consider during the uncertainty of...
Jan 16

How to Disable Adobe Flash

You have two options for disabling Adobe Flash in most browsers. If you need or want to keep Adobe Flash around for whatever reason, you can set your browser to...
Dec 03

The Most In-Demand Skills & Roles for 2021

The world of work and the skills required are constantly changing – this year more than most. So, if you're looking to add to your team, it pays to keep...
Oct 31

Assessing Candidate Committment

At People Central, we've recently been hearing more and more about the topic of "candidate commitment" from clients who are dealing with candidates pulling out of final-stage selection processes.  You...
Oct 31

What Matters to Candidates Now? How to Secure Top Talent in a Cautious Market

With the working lives of so many Kiwis impacted by COVID-19, it’s understandable that candidates’ priorities are changing too. Notably, job security has emerged as a strong focus for candidates....
Oct 20

Recruiting Sales Superstars

Recruiting good sales people presents unique obstacles.  Many sales candidates are great at interviews but not much else, and most arrive with glowing references, but for differing reasons. Reducing the...
Sep 03

Onboarding a new employee remotely? Use this checklist…

There’s plenty to consider when you’re bringing a new employee onboard – from meeting the team to being set up with the right tools. But what about when this whole process...
Aug 27

Assessing Contact Centre & Customer Service Candidates

How should an employer go about assessing a contact centre candidate’s likelihood of succeeding in that environment, or in smaller scale customer services roles where the bulk of communications with...

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