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
A Psychometric Test is a way of measuring an individual’s personality profile, mental capabilities and behavioural style.
Initially psychometric tests were designed for educational and psychological situations only. However, psychometric assessments are today also used by employers to choose the best candidates for a job, by determining their suitability for the role based on the required personality characteristics. These assessments can …Read More
What is 360 Degree Feedback?
360 Degree Feedback is a method of performance appraisal allowing employees to receive feedback from a variety of people who work not only in their own team, but also in the working environment around them.
This could include:
Managers and other superiors
Direct reports and other subordinates
Colleagues and peers
Customers and suppliers, if applicable
The aim of …Read More