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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...
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Nov 27

Our 5 Minutes of Fame – Newstalk ZB on Psychometric Testing

Steve Evans was interviewed on Newstalk ZB last month to outline the use and popularity of psychometric testing in New Zealand, and the use of psychometric testing in redundancy selection....
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Feb 03

Interview and Candidate Abuse

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...
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Dec 05

Why Recruiting in December Can Give You A Competitive Edge

It’s December, work is winding down and the work Christmas parties are in full swing. Conventional wisdom says that it’s also a quiet month for recruitment, but the reality is actually very different....
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Oct 25

Health & Safety Starts At Recruitment

Good health and safety practices don’t just protect employees; they also create an environment which cultivates economic success. Many of our manufacturing & processing clients view Health & Safety as...
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Oct 23

Three Practical Steps to Sharpen Up Sales Staff Recruitment

Before we get into the prickly subject of teasing out the sales superstars from the ‘also rans’ when hiring new sales staff, we need to understand that the main tool...
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Sep 01

Why The Open-Plan Office is a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

Open-plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and collaboration among workers. But an innovative new study has found that employees in open-plan offices spend 73% less time in...
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Sep 01

5 Ways to Start the Mental Health Conversation

Greg Boyed's recent death raises issues of mental health in the workplace.  For many of us, his death sent the sobering message that no matter the professional heights people have...
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Jul 25

Should You Hire An Overqualified Candidate?

A changing workforce has left many highly qualified professionals out of the job market. But are these candidates too qualified, or could they be the right people for the job?...
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Jul 25

5 Key Benefits of Real-Time Performance Feedback

Most employees look forward to the annual performance review the way they look forward to a root canal. Feelings range from anxiety and angst to annoyance and anger. Not that...
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