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Rude interviewer habits: 13 ways to alienate your candidates

By Ryan Inglethorpe on Jun 17, 2021 10:18:00 AM

Interviewers are only human, and human beings are prone to a range of errors and biases that can affect the effectiveness of both assessments and interviews. 

4 min read

5 Key Soft Skills Wanted by Employers

By Ryan Inglethorpe on Jun 15, 2021 11:04:00 AM

What are soft skills? And why do employers want them?  

Soft skills are typically described as skills or qualities that can also be classified as a personality trait or habit, and are sometimes referred to as transferable skills. Soft skills shape how you work on your own and with others, and your approach to life and work.

Topics: Soft Skills
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Developing soft skills: 10 top tips

By Ryan Inglethorpe on Jun 9, 2021 12:12:00 PM

Take a look inside the modern workplace and it’s clear ‘soft skills’ are becoming more and more essential, with employers seeing these skills as paramount to getting ahead and ensuring business longevity. 

Topics: Soft Skills
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How to be a good interviewer

By Ryan Inglethorpe on Jun 7, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Being a good, effective interviewer requires more than just having a charismatic personality.

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Assessing cognitive ability

By Ryan Inglethorpe on Jun 3, 2021 12:00:00 PM

What does an ability test measure?

Ability Tests (aka cognitive ability tests) measure candidates’ maximum performance of cognitive ability. The results from ability tests show how a candidate has performed in comparison to a diverse group of previous test takers. 

Topics: Assessments
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Test User Training - What our delegates say

By Ryan Inglethorpe on May 28, 2021 11:36:00 AM

Do you work with soft skills assessments, perhaps in a recruitment and development context, or maybe in a careers guidance or advice role, and want to gain an industry qualification?

Topics: Assessments
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Good interviewer skills: 7 Ways to master interviews

By Ryan Inglethorpe on May 21, 2021 12:14:00 PM

Interviewing  candidates is a demanding skill that requires constant development and refinement.

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Strategic interview questions to ask candidates

By Ryan Inglethorpe on May 20, 2021 2:13:02 PM

Developing strategic interview questions to ask candidates

Interviewing candidates can be an incredibly time consuming part of the recruitment journey, if not the most time consuming part. 

3 min read

7 Ways to Improve Your Onboarding Process

By Lily Harvey on May 19, 2021 11:22:30 AM

Onboarding new hires well can play a huge role in helping to retain your new employees long term. When it comes to new hires, onboarding is in many ways, the only chance you’ll get to make a good, long-lasting impression on your new hires. 

Topics: Onboarding
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12 Reasons WHY you should HIRE Graduates

By Lily Harvey on May 13, 2021 5:32:51 PM

It will soon be that time of year again – when graduates around the country, fresh from posting Instagrams of their virtual hats flying through the air, will start heading over to LinkedIn to set up their new profiles.

For some, the job search has likely been in progress for the last 6 months. But  with the economy currently suffering from a covid induced downturn, the pressure is now on for both recruiters and candidates alike.

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8 Ways to Improve your 360 Degree Feedback Process

By Clevry on Apr 13, 2021 11:33:00 AM

There are a few important things to consider when you want to implement 360 degree feedback in your organisation.

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8 Advantages of a Well Defined Organisational Culture

By Clevry on Apr 13, 2021 11:00:00 AM

What is workplace 'culture'?

Just as different communities or countries have different cultures, so do organisations. This encompasses what is acceptable, applauded and what people find motivating; it guides the way a company behaves and presents itself.

Topics: Culture
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Are Psychometric Tests Fair?

By Clevry on Apr 9, 2021 11:08:00 AM

Although not top of anyone’s list, psychometric tests are a fact of life, and whilst they may seem daunting at first, they do have your best interests at heart.

Topics: Assessments
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Why you should use psychometrics in your recruiting

By Clevry on Apr 8, 2021 11:20:00 AM

The term 'psychometrics' can often get batted about when thinking about making new recruitment decisions, but what does it really mean? and why should you be using them? 

Topics: Assessments
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Assessing soft skills at work

By Clevry on Mar 19, 2021 6:20:15 PM

What are soft skills?

Soft skills, also known as transferrable or employability skills, are those we use to interact with other people and our surroundings. They are abilities and personal traits that impact employees’ performance at work; they influence how employees communicate and build relationships with colleagues, cope with changes, and resolve conflicts or problems. 

Topics: Soft Skills