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.


Pink Squid and Vodafone are class act at RAD Awards 2021

Vodafone and Pink Squid received the 2021 Work of the Year at the 2021 RAD Awards, hosted online yesterday evening...

The 2021 RAD Awards shortlist revealed

18 Feb 2021

The shortlist for the 2021 RAD Awards – which celebrate excellence in employer branding, talent attraction and recruitment advertising –...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Innovation in Recruitment shortlist

2 Nov 2020

With just a few weeks until we celebrate the Personnel Today Awards 2020, we profile the shortlisted organisations. The latest...

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Six tips to avoid being overwhelmed with job applications

14 Sep 2020

With so little recruitment this year, organisations with vacancies report being inundated with applications for the limited roles they have...

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3,000 police officers hired as recruitment drive moves online

30 Apr 2020

The government has said it is on track to meet its target of 6,000 additional police officers in England and...

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Covid 19 swab test

Employee Covid-19 tests shrouded in legal uncertainties

20 Apr 2020

Amazon looks to implement employee testing but what are the legal hurdles?

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: DSTL raises the game with Innovation in Recruitment win

20 Nov 2019

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory wowed the Personnel Today Awards 2019 judges with an innovative online game that aimed...

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Firms accused of ‘university snobbery’ in graduate recruitment

18 Sep 2019

One fifth (22%) of prestigious Russell Group university graduates have yet to secure a full-time job, compared to 30% of...

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Seven ways to create an awesome candidate experience

10 Sep 2019

Despite many employers making efforts to improve their candidate experience, some still fall short on the simplest aspects. Lee Biggins,...

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Automation and AI: HR directors must keep a finger on machine learning

5 Sep 2019

Using AI to recruit and retain employees is hugely advantageous in terms of establishing a holistic and cost-effective process, but it's vital that HR directors should retain full control.

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Guide to inclusive recruitment

30 Jul 2019

PROMOTED | Inclusion is a key issue for any recruitment professional, but how can you make sure your business is doing all it can to attract, and retain, a wide-range of talent?

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Recruitment: how overconfidence can suppress social mobility

21 May 2019

Confidence may be a welcome attribute in a job applicant but overconfidence, suggests new research, can drive inequalities, stifle social...

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Why ‘talent’ is no longer a useful term for business

16 May 2019

As the requirements for future leaders change, is it time to do away with the concept of focusing only on a select few?

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How chatbots improved Yodel’s candidate experience

30 Apr 2019

Introducing chatbots for recruitment has helped slash candidate drop-out rates and average time to hire at delivery firm Yodel. How has this been achieved?

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Neurodiversity: Creating a supportive working environment

29 Mar 2019

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, employers should be thinking about creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for neurodiverse...

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