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Prevue has rebranded!

We are really excited as a prevue distributor to see this new phase of growth.  We have been associated with this Assessment and PrevueHR now for several years and this latest update certainly changes the way that this product presents to market. If you have used prevue before you will notice that things will look a little different on the Hiring Family Reports.  We invite you to visit our…

Thank You for a Great Year.

  Thank you for a great year. Hasn't this year just flown by? At least it seems that way – although I probably said something similar last year. I want to say thanks. Thanks to the all of you who read our blogs as we post them; thanks to our loyal customer base, and also to all the new customers who have joined us this year. Thanks to our distribution base, which has kept us growing…

5 Resume Mistakes to Avoid.

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Make sure it's a good one, by avoiding these 5 common resume mistakes.   #1: Sloppiness Your resume needs to be word-perfect. Typos, bad spelling, sloppy grammar and poor punctuation are instant turn-offs to an employer. They will assume that either you can’t write, don’t care, or don’t pay attention to detail. #2: Summaries…

HR trends for 2017

What global HR trends can you expect to see in 2017? We've gazed into our crystal ball and come up with the top three HR trends to expect in the new year. The rise of the blended workforce. According to Forbes, the gig economy will continue to be one of the top five trends impacting the global workforce. A new kind of diversity has evolved, with freelancers working side-by-side with permanent employees.…

Should you hire for skills or cultural fit?

Should you hire for skills or cultural fit? Many employers are beginning to understand the importance of hiring for cultural fit. Traditional recruitment leans towards hiring for skills first, and then determining whether or not a candidate is a good cultural fit. The risk with this approach is that you may become attached to the candidate, due to their desirable skills, and try to justify their…

The Interviewer's Guide to Behavioural Interviewing.

Behavioural interviewing can significantly increase your rate of successful hiring. A behavioural interview will result in a better match between the employee and the job, greater job performance and satisfaction for the employee, and therefore lower turnover. Behaviour-based interviewing looks to past behaviour as the best predictor of future performance. A behavioural interview is a structured…

4 things to look for in a job-fit assessment.

What are the 4 things you should look for in a job-fit assessment? Many companies looking to improve their hiring process consider introducing job-fit assessments. But with so many products on the market, do you know what makes a good assessment? Here are 4 things you should ask before you commit to purchase an assessment tool. Is it a real test? How can you be sure that a test was scientifically…

5 More Questions to ask a Job Candidate.

To optimise your recruitment process, you should always begin with an applicant tracking system. Once you have shortlisted candidates by using the applicant tracking system, you'll still need to interview them.  Not all interview questions are created equal, which could explain why we received such a huge response to our recent blog post 6 Interview Questions to ask a Job Candidate. Given…

How benchmarking can reduce staff turnover and improve productivity.

If one of your priorities is to reduce staff turnover and improve productivity, job benchmarking may hold the key. Good HR decisions begin with determining whether the abilities, interests and personality traits of a candidate match those required for a given role. Personality assessments, job-fit tests and psychometric tests are the terms used variably to describe the tests taken by candidates…

FREE webinar Wednesday 12 October 9am AEST| Benefits of using an Applicant Tracking System (Webinar full no further places available - to learn more contact us)

Sign up for our FREE webinar to see how an Applicant Tracking System can help improve your hiring processes. An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a one-stop applicant processing system that can be easily merged into a corporate site to provide an online career centre. Among its most important functions are advertising for and processing job applicants, as well as administering assessments. The…

7 ways to ensure your resume is rejected.

Your resume is your key selling tool, and often your first point of contact with a company you hope to work for. You pour hours of work into creating it, in the hope that it will get you noticed by a prospective employer and land you your dream job. To ensure your hard work doesn’t go to waste by getting weeded out by the company’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS), check that you are…

Do leaders need to coach?

Do leaders need to coach? How important is it for you as a manager or supervisor to spend focused, uninterrupted time with each of your team members? How much time should you spend with each team member? What should you talk about, and what is the purpose? Coaching and development is an important aspect of business that should be addressed by everyone who leads others. Why? Because people don’t…

You've taken a DISC assessment - now what?

You've taken a DISC Assessment - now what? Most DISC assessment companies provide their clients with one basic assessment, and rely on that alone to determine their employees’ strengths, weaknesses, stressors, and behavioural preferences. After taking such DISC assessments, many participants are left wondering, “Well, now what?” Having completed the assessment, they have finished…

6 Interview Questions to ask a Job Candidate.

The first step to ensuring a good long-term job match is a quality psychometric assessment, or job-fit test. A good job-fit assessment will narrow down your choice of candidates for any given position in your company, and benchmark their responses against the requirements for the role. Once you have shortlisted the applicants, there are several questions an interviewer can ask to help determine…

The Importance of Job Benchmarking.

Good HR decisions begin with determining whether the abilities, interests and personality traits of a candidate match those required for the job for which the candidate is applying. Personality assessments, job-fit tests and psychometric tests are the terms used variably to describe the tests taken by candidates to assess their suitability for a given role. A good assessment product will facilitate…

What is achievement?

Achievement. What does the word mean to you? What does it bring to mind? Often, it's a word that makes us think of big-ticket items such as gaining a place at a good university, winning a race, or buying a home in a prestige suburb. To me, those are not so much achievements as results. Achievement is made up of the seemingly little things we do each day to push ourselves – to improve ourselves…

Why You Need an Applicant Tracking System.

Why use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a one-stop applicant processing system that can be easily merged into a corporate site to provide an online career centre. Among its most important functions are advertising for and processing job applicants, as well as administering assessments. The Prevue ATS, which we distribute through Assess to Succeed, supports…

Only 2 weeks left to claim your FREE DISCflex training.

For a strictly limited time, we are offering FREE DISCflex™ certification training.  This offer applies to any company that currently uses a DISC product and signs up for training by August 1st 2016. To be eligible, training must be completed by September 1st 2016. DISCflex™ is a cost-effective, easy-to-use, fully comprehensive solution designed to address behaviour flexing…

Assess to Succeed appoints new training officer and offers FREE DISCflex certification training for TWO MONTHS only.

  To ring in the new financial year, Assess to Succeed has appointed Sandra Sunkel-Lozell as Customer Support & Training Manager. This is the first time a staff member has been allocated solely for this role, attesting to the company’s growth over the past year. “This newly created position offers our clients another layer of service and support,” says company CEO Peter…

Ipsative VS Normative Assessments: which is best for your business?

  Ipsative VS Normative Assessments: which is best for your business? Personality tests, psychometric assessments and job-fit tests are terms used interchangeably to describe the objective tests used to screen job candidates, promote internally, and develop employees. There are two basic types of assessments – ipsative and normative – and much debate about which is better. While there…