Applying for jobs has never been an easy task. Firstly, there’s the search-and-discover phase. Then there are the application forms and CVs to send off, not to mention the prospect you’ll never hear back. Now, you can add skills testing into the mix. Two words that strike fear into the hearts of many a job applicant.
But hang on. Skills testing …Read More
Appraisals are a key feature in many workplaces. They enable the employer to sit down with an employee to review their progress. Typically, they occur every 12 months, although there are occasions when appraisals may take place more regularly. For example, new employees may be appraised after their first three months in the job.
However, statistics show 96% of HR leaders …Read More
Recruitment can be tricky. Some would say you can never tell whether you will like a job until you are doing it. Yet by then, it is too late for the candidate and the employer if things do not work out as expected. The candidate may be disappointed the job hasn’t turned out to be all they thought it would. …Read More
CVs, interviews, application forms… these are all common elements used by employers to help identify the best candidates for any job position. However, they are all limited in their usefulness.
Those who are more experienced at interviews may appear to be the ideal ones for the job, yet it may become apparent they are lacking in certain skills once they are …Read More
Recruiting new employees can be a long and difficult process for many. Every employer wants to make the right decisions, but can you ever tell exactly what a person is like until they begin work?
Yes you can!
Discover how a person works before you hire them
Interviews help an employer narrow the field. Asking the right questions will assist in weeding out those who …Read More
Have you ever considered you do things a certain way because it is in your DNA to do so? Most of us are familiar with the phrase ‘it’s in our DNA’, yet few employers consider this element of character when they are looking to employ people to fill crucial roles in their businesses.
Fortunately, psychometric assessment tools have made it easier …Read More
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