The Truth Bias – How it Helps You Make Bad Hiring Decisions

March 9, 2016

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Welcome to Episode 10 of The Tips For Hiring Show (7 minutes). Hosted by Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology

I am reading an interesting book by Pamela Meyer, “Liespotting, Proven Techniques to Detect Deception”. The key concept of this book is the psychological construct, the Truth Bias.

A light went on whilst reading this book. This book really helped me to understand why so many hiring managers end up selecting the wrong applicants for the job. Continue reading

How to Do a Reference Check

January 26, 2016

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Welcome to Episode 9 of The Tips For Hiring Show (6 minutes). Hosted by Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology

How Will Your Potential Candidates REALLY Perform?

Research on how many job applicants make false claims in their CVs varies from a low 4 to a high 6 in 10. Despite my crusade to get hiring managers too solidly check future employees’ backgrounds, I still see poor diligence in this process.

For most jobs, there are Continue reading

A Good Vacancy is Better than a Bad Hire

January 11, 2016

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Welcome to Episode 8 (5.30 minutes) of The Tips For Hiring Show with Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology.

Recently, I was a guest speaker at a NZ Sign-writers regional meeting. Sign-writers are not plentiful and when a vacancy occurs many of these small to medium sized businesses struggled to get suitable candidates.

Several business owners reported getting a good level of applications but most were totally un-qualified. They couldn’t understand why a person would apply if Continue reading

Using Technology – A Smarter Way to Hire

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Welcome to Episode 7 (10 minutes) of The Tips For Hiring Show with Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology.

I am constantly amazed at the number of managers that persist with a manual approach to recruitment when today’s technology (the Internet aligned with clever software) can really save huge money on the recruitment process, plus helping you avoid hiring a horror story.

It is so time consuming and highly inefficient asking candidates to email you a CV. Continue reading

Why Use Psychological Pre-Employment Assessments? How Can They Help You Avoid Hiring The Wrong Person?

November 29, 2015

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Welcome to Episode 6 (8 minutes) of The Tips For Hiring Show with Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology.

In this week’s show we address the questions: Why use a psychological test within your selection process? Aren’t they expensive? Aren’t these type of testing only used for top executive appointments?  Don’t I need special training, or a Psychologist to conduct and interpret test results? These are common questions the team at AssessAdvantage field everyday. Psychological testing Continue reading

New Advanced Cognitive CLUES Tests

November 26, 2015

Breaking News

We have just released the new PeopleCLUES suite of four advanced cognitive tests. These are Verbal, Vocabulary, Numerical and Spatial – each 10 minutes, timed. There has been a continual demand for testing that is more applicable to Manager and professional roles. This complements our PeopleCLUES cognitive 7 minute test for entry level occupations.

You can download a fact sheet HERE  

Computers are now really good at hiring people — but HR keeps getting in the way

November 25, 2015

This informative article  appeared in the Washington Post.

This article quotes the creator of our PeopleCLUES assessment platform, Julie Moreland. I particularly like the link in this article to research that conclusively demonstrates how people develop an irrational aversion to relying on algorithms (like employment tests) once they have one bad experience, even if the assessment(s) been proven to work most of the time. And of course, there’s the natural human fear of being replaced by a Continue reading