Testing & assessment

Employers test and assess potential recruits and employees for activities such as recruitment and selection, training and development, career guidance and team building. Psychometric testing is one common form of assessment.


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Recruitment: psychometric test was discriminatory, holds EAT

Recruiters will have to be more careful about adjustments to the format of recruitment assessments for disabled job applicants, following...

Testing candidates is a little like plucking a goose

Don’t let candidates be put off by an outdated hiring experience

11 Apr 2017

Finding the balance between effective candidate selection and a positive candidate experience is no mean feat. Charles Martin looks at...

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Measuring typical performance using situational judgement tests

5 Apr 2017

PROMOTED | How you phrase a question in a psychometric test can affect how an employee... Find out more

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Recruitment data: Is this the dawn of the biometric CV?

21 Feb 2017

Wearable devices already measure metrics such as step count and heart rate. But could data generated from personal technology be...

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Join the first In-house Recruitment LIVE! show

15 Aug 2016

With an estimated 40,000 in-house recruiters in the UK and this number growing, a new event in September offers an...

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Mindset and match: recruiting millennials is about more than speed

4 Aug 2016

Speeding up recruitment processes may appease applicants, but it won’t get to the heart of why some employers are failing...

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Gamification in recruitment: psychometric selection for more diverse talent

1 Aug 2016

As companies endeavour to attract candidates with the right skills, Cath Everett looks at how gamification is helping recruiters select...

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Predictive recruitment analytics: are you ready for the future?

18 Jul 2016

Are you able to measure the effectiveness of your new hires? Can you use data to select the best candidates...

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Cabinet Office minister Matthew Hancock: "Public services need to reflect the country that they serve." Photo: REX Shutterstock

Name-blind recruitment for NHS and civil service by 2020

8 Feb 2016

The announcement by the Cabinet Office follows David Cameron’s pledge at October’s Conservative party conference to remove bias in recruitment...

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Psychometrics evolution: how testing has won over HR

15 Sep 2015

Psychometrics tools have long been associated with senior hires, but new research by Network HR suggests that organisations are spreading...

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RAD Awards 2015 winners unveiled

2 Feb 2015

Virgin Money and TMP Worldwide emerged from the 2015 RAD Awards with the coveted Work of the Year prize at...

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Accenture receive Innovation in Recruitment Award 2014.

Personnel Today Awards 2014 winners: Accenture take top prize for recruitment innovation

12 Dec 2014

The Personnel Today Award for Innovation in Recruitment was given to Accenture for doubling it's amount of hires after the introduction of new technology...

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Can recruiting for values turn around the NHS?

Can “recruiting for values” turn around the NHS?

21 Aug 2014

The working culture in the NHS has come under intense scrutiny in recent years after a series of failings in...

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The value of experience and internships

2 Mar 2011

With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers’ recruitment budgets hit by the recession,...

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Poor recruitment practices damage consumer brand and bottom line

8 Jun 2010

Organisations are damaging their employer brand and bottom line by engaging in poor recruitment practices, according to new research.A survey...

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