There are some who may say stress is a fashionable reason to be signed off work. Sometimes, it seems as if everyone is suffering from it. However, this is devaluing the very real symptoms and feelings people experience when under stress. Some cope better in stressful situations than others, while some find their mental health suffers because they are stressed.
According …Read More
3 Ways a Situational Judgement Test Can Help You Zero in On the Best Applicants
CVs form an important part of any application for any job. Yet applicants have an almost unlimited amount of time to devote to putting together the best CV for that role. In short, the CV (or application form) may tick all the boxes, but you won’t …Read More
How Important is Transparency Over Pay and Benefits?
How many times have we seen job adverts bearing the immortal words “competitive pay”? Many of these adverts keep statements over attached benefits vague as well – as if to reveal them would be to weaken the position of the employer.
Yet if comments in a recent article in Recruiting Times are to be …Read More
Skillsarena is here to help HR Managers and Recruitment Consultants select, develop and retain their candidates across the employee life cycle through the use of Talent Management Tools.
We know that success depends on having the right people in the right jobs at the right time. Our assessments help eliminate the guesswork, so you can make informed decisions.
The 5 key stages …Read More
When searching for candidates for a job role, it can be very easy to only focus on the qualifications and experience they state on their CV and not take into account their personality and how they may fit into your company. After all, there is logic in the idea that hiring someone who has done the job type previously, means …Read More
What is a Situational Judgement Test?
Often abbreviated to “SJTs”, a Situational Judgement Test is a type of psychological test measuring an individual’s behaviour and attitudes to work-related scenarios and assess how they approach situations encountered in the workplace.
These scenarios are reflective of a real-life aspect of a job, and require the individual to judge which is the most effective course …Read More
If as an Employer you use GCSE grades to assess applicants for your business, then you will need to be aware of the new GCSE grading change implemented this year and adjust your hiring process accordingly.
Last week saw the first batch of GCSE students receive their results with the new numerical grading system. Previously the standard grading system was a …Read More
A bad hire costs a business on average £8,200, rising to £12,000 for senior managers or directors, states CIPD.
When it is time to fill a vacancy in your organisation, you want to be sure that the person you recruit is the right one for the job. Recruiting staff is a costly exercise so getting the hire wrong does not just …Read More
A third of companies are concerned about young people’s attitude to work, states the Daily Mail.
Graduates can’t cope with office life after leaving the world of schooling. The 2017 UK University Graduate Employment Study by Accenture Strategy, found that almost three-quarters (71 per cent) of recent graduates believe they are underemployed, raising concerns that their expectations are out of touch …Read More