Using any test for recruitment has its problems. There are dangers of online Ishihara Colour Tests too. In a professional HR community I belong to there have been recent discussions about identifying if people are colour blind or not. This is historically because in some industries this is an important safety concern. In the past employers would use Occupational Health providers to do these tests. there are industry standards for this. The name of this test is the Ishihara Color Test. Sites … [Read more...] about Dangers of online Ishihara Colour Tests – Are you colour blind? Can you trust the online tests?
Many organizations are starting to explore a new approach to improving retention through participative selection. There is a belief that when staff are involved in the recruitment decision they are more likely to support the new staff member, and as a consequence retention is improved. Many local authorities have been doing this for some time with mixed results. For the process to be meaningful (and legal) each person must be selected or rejected on defined criteria. This makes employee … [Read more...] about When interviewing goes beyond HR and the Line Manager
How to select people for redundancy - use 360's? or - How to select people for redundancy – and destroy your business for a long time to come We know that we are in increasingly difficult times for many businesses and organisations. With many having to both “down size” and “right size”. This means identifying the roles that have to go. In the UK it is illegal to make people redundant – it is the jobs that go. This month has seen an interesting article published in People Management (the … [Read more...] about How to select people for redundancy – and destroy your business for a long time to come
Do we really tell people what we are measuring them against? When an organization is looking to recruit new talent (or people in normal business language), do you think they are looking for people with the skills they need or are they looking to see if potential employees can guess the rules of the game you are trying to get them to play? When asking or expecting someone to play football, golf or tennis you would think you begin by explaining the basic rules of the game to give them a fair … [Read more...] about HR & Recruitment – what are the real rules of the game? – finding talent
How does your company select its' supervisors, team leaders or managers? More often than not, the "best" technical person in the department is selected to both aid their retention and to solve a "gap" in the organization. This is fine in theory - but in practice will fail more than it succeeds. The skills and attitudes required to be an effective team leaders or manager are very different from being technically competent. Indeed one may argue that know HOW to do the job may be a disadvantage … [Read more...] about A high performing individual does not make a good manager/ team leader