29 12, 2017

Being Kind at Work

December 29th, 2017|

Being Kind at Work Being kind at work it would appear, benefits people who do an act of kindness, the recipient, the organisation and the overall organisational climate.  A range of experiments (mainly laboratory based) has consistently shown that when someone is kind to us we ‘pay it forward’ and as a result we [...]

16 10, 2017

5 Signs of Emotional Intelligence

October 16th, 2017|

5 Signs Of Emotional Intelligence These 5 Signs of Emotional intelligence predict people’s ability to regulate themselves, manage other people, achieve success and are particularly useful in every day work situations. Research shows a link between emotional intelligence and both career and business success. Not everyone is born with it, but unlike IQ, emotional [...]

29 08, 2017

Work Performance Traits

August 29th, 2017|

What traits predict work performance? Excellent work performance is always that ‘goal’ employers most want to get from their employees.  But what traits are likely to predict work performance?   My grand-mother always said, “education is easy carried and good manners will take you far”.  In many ways, she is exactly right.  Cognitive ability is [...]

14 06, 2017

Poor Managers Make Workers Unhappy

June 14th, 2017|

Poor Managers Make Workers Unhappy 'Poor managers make workers unhappy' was a major finding in a recent study conducted by Testing Talent with Northern Ireland workers.  The study was conducted over 9 days in May 2017 with 100 respondents - 84% worked in Northern Ireland. Eighteen percent (18%) of respondents when asked "What makes [...]

23 05, 2017

Psychometric Tests Did Not Discriminate

May 23rd, 2017|

Psychometric Tests Did Not Discriminate – Need for Reasonable Adjustments and Flexibility in Recruitment Dominic McCanny provides information on making reasonable adjustments when using psychometric tests following the case of Government Legal Service v Brookes (2017). In the recent case of Government Legal Service (GLS) v Brookes (Great Britain), which has received considerable media [...]

27 04, 2017

Personnel Selection

April 27th, 2017|

Personnel Selection - What Works If you are involved in personnel selection you no doubt have often asked yourself the following question.  Which method is best?  What combinations can be used for both entry level hiring and promotion of experienced job applicants. After all the demand for talented people is constantly growing.  Most of [...]

6 04, 2017

Online Tests Discount – Ability and Personality

April 6th, 2017|

Online Tests Discount We are delighted to offer an online tests discount of up to 20%, from a range of leading psychometric test publishers.  Due to the growth of our business we have been able to negotiate attractive rates of discount from a range of international test publishers. Online Tests - Why Use Them? [...]

13 02, 2017

Brexit – Emotional Intelligent Staff

February 13th, 2017|

Brexit and Emotional Intelligent Staff Much has been written certainly over the last 15 years on how businesses can thrive and be successful, particularly in the context of the business crash of 2008.  ‘Brexit’ is now firmly on the horizon for the UK with implications for the EU and further afield.  The challenges will [...]