Many employers are still using assessment centres to select people for particular roles, especially management or graduate positions, despite high running costs.
This is according to a new survey by XpertHR, which found that two-thirds of employers More...15 September 2011 00:00
First Advantage , a leading global supplier of skills assessment solutions, is looking to expand it’s European Distribution network.
Suitable for both companies and individuals, First Advantage offers a fully supported distribution programme More...04 November 2009 15:10
Finding customer service personnel who can be trusted to make the right judgement day in day out has just got easier with the launch of OPC Assessment's Customer Service Situations (CSS) test - research shows it can fine-tune recruitment processe More...07 October 2009 15:43
Providing a rare focus, Succeeding at Assessment Centres For Dummies, is to launch at all good bookstores in January 2009. Written by subject matter experts, Nigel Povah and his daughter Lucy Povah of Assessment and Development Consultants Ltd More...17 December 2008 14:48
Recruitment during the economic downturn has received a boost with a memorandum of understanding between Jobcentre Plus and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Mel Groves, Jobcentre Plus' acting chief executive, and Kevin Green, REC' More...17 November 2008 15:45
More than nine out of 10 employers using assessment centres believe they are a very (47%) or fairly (48%) effective means of recruiting staff to fill vacancies, according to research by Personnel Today's sister publication, Employment Review . The More...21 August 2007 00:00
Recruitment company Chemistry has announced the launch of the UK ’s first Talent Lab. Any one who’s ever interviewed will know how frustrating it can be for all concerned if the venue isn’t right. Hotel bedrooms converted into temporary i More...08 May 2007 12:00
Attracting the right people is only one part of talent management. How they are measured against the organisation's needs is what makes the difference between a good hire and a costly one.
Formal assessment has been a core component of talent manage More...10 October 2006 08:00
Property adviser GVA Grimley has introduced online psychometric tests to enhance its graduate recruitment process.
Each year the company receives between 600 and 800 applications for between 30 and 70 places on a two-year graduate schemes.
"We we More...03 October 2006 09:48
Carphone Warehouse is set to recruit its 1,000th member of staff in less than 12 months and is expecting to double its workforce in 2007, Personnel Today has learned.
The telecommunication giant is recruiting more than 20 staff a week to deal with More...03 October 2006 08:00
Job interview discrimination disadvantages ethnic minorities. More...07 June 2006 09:02
Assessment and Development Centres
Authors: Iain Ballantyne and Nigel Povah
ISBN: 0 566 08599 2
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McDonald's has achieved a 30% reduction in its 90-day staff turnover levels, leading to savings of £1.2m since overhauling its recruitment processes in April last year. More...10 January 2006 00:00
Confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes says it has significantly improved the speed and efficiency of its graduate and management recruitment processes by introducing online verbal and numerical reasoning tests More...08 November 2005 07:03
I do not agree with Kevin Kerrigan's inference that subjectivity is a bad thing ( Personnel Today , 17 May).
Objective assessment plays an important part in confirming or disputing the subjective views of those who are hiring, and is also a way of ch More...31 May 2005 00:00
Sir Digby Jones has criticised The Apprentice for showing business in a bad light. More...05 May 2005 12:49
The impression you get from some newspapers when it comes to the issue of migrant workers is that they’re flooding over here, taking our jobs and swamping our communities. More...08 March 2005 00:00
How do you know if online psychometric testing is the right assessment method for your organisation? Liz Hall investigates More...22 February 2005 00:00
The effective recruitment of permanent and temporary staff is vital for UK companies. More organisations are looking to work with recruitment partners to help them deliver in an increasingly tight labour market. More...22 February 2005 00:00
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Assessment and development centres are becoming an More...12 May 2004 11:02