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.


Five ways blockchain could change the face of HR

If you haven’t heard of blockchain, perhaps you’ve heard of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that uses its technology? Sam Fletcher of...

Upwardly mobile: Why phones are now first choice for assessment

16 Mar 2018

With changing candidate preferences, smartphone assessment has become the top priority for employers, says Richard Justenhoven...

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Slow feedback putting off job applicants

2 Feb 2018

Lengthy hiring practices and slow feedback from potential employers are among the biggest frustrations for jobseekers.
According to a poll...

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Wolverhampton Homes now houses Youth Employment Initiative prize

22 Nov 2017

Each of the entrants for this category recently launched initiatives that have increased youth employee numbers with pre-employment support and...

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RAD Awards 2018 shortlist announced

20 Nov 2017

The shortlist for the RAD Awards, which celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment advertising, has now been announced.
The...

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Recruitment: psychometric test was discriminatory, holds EAT

8 May 2017

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

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Don’t let candidates be put off by an outdated hiring experience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