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NOW might be your opportunity to prove that you’re a leader

1st April 2020 0 Comments
NOW might be your opportunity to prove that you’re a leader

During these unprecedented times we have teamed up with our reseller and friend Graham Stuart who is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Coach and Mindfulness Coach. Over the forthcoming weeks we will be providing a regular message from Graham (regularly referred to as ‘Graham the Good’ in the office) containing suggestions for health and wellbeing in […]

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Four steps for turning challenges into opportunities

27th March 2020 0 Comments
Four steps for turning challenges into opportunities

During these unprecedented times we have teamed up with our reseller and friend Graham Stuart who is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP Coach and Mindfulness Coach. Over the forthcoming weeks we will be providing a regular message from Graham (regularly referred to as ‘Graham the Good’ in the office) containing suggestions for health and wellbeing in […]

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Cognitive Ability Testing – Are they as bright as they seem?

29th July 2019 0 Comments
Cognitive Ability Testing – Are they as bright as they seem?

When hiring a candidate for a position in your workplace, it is important to get somebody who is the right ‘fit’. This means many things… Will their personality fit into the work environment? Do they have the knowledge and skills required to thrive in the position? Do they have the cognitive ability to cope with […]

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How well do you know your candidates?

29th July 2019 1 Comment
How well do you know your candidates?

The hiring process can be stressful and daunting at the best of times. Finding the right candidates is a tricky process. We all know that people tell little white lies on their CVs, maybe exaggerate a little, in order to be perceived a certain way. But, how can you tell when this is happening and […]

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Client of the month: Galloping Gourmet

1st June 2019 0 Comments
Client of the month: Galloping Gourmet

We’ve started a new tradition here Big 5 Assessments of highlighting a “Client of the Month.” With so many fantastic customers, it’s hard to choose just one, but this months honour goes to (drum roll, please) …Galloping Gourmet (www. gallopinggourmet.co.uk) Now for a little Q&A with Natalie Dunker, Group Operations Support Manager at Galloping Gourmet Q: Tell […]

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Big 5 Assessments client of the month: Telogical Systems

6th October 2016
Big 5 Assessments client of the month: Telogical Systems

We’ve started a new tradition here Big 5 Assessments of highlighting a “Client of the Month.” With so many awesome customers, it’s hard to choose just one, but October’s honor goes to (drum roll, please) …Telogical Systems. We first started working with Telogical Systems a year ago and felt it was about time to put […]

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Big 5 Assessments is pleased to welcome PeopleTraits to our Reseller Programme.

6th October 2016
Big 5 Assessments is pleased to welcome PeopleTraits to our Reseller Programme.

Big 5 Assessments is pleased to welcome Paul Logan and the team at PeopleTraits to our Reseller Programme. UK based PeopleTraits is the latest company to join our portfolio of Resellers.Nigel Newman, Director of Big 5 Assessments comments: ‘We are thrilled to welcome PeopleTraits on board. Our ultimate aim is to make psychometric assessments more […]

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Don’t farewell, fare better

18th August 2016
Don’t farewell, fare better

Employee Turnover Myths Debunked Every hiring manager has a view as to why they think employees leave an organisation. But all too often the evidence throws up surprisingly different reasons. We take a look at some of the most common myths and consider why they need challenging: Low turnover is great – high turnover is […]

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How CV-Focused Hiring May Be Killing Your Company

14th March 2016
How CV-Focused Hiring May Be Killing Your Company

One of the biggest challenges a business can face is ensuring its longevity. The answer lies in who you hire and how; new research shows that CV-focused hiring can be deadly. For success, recruiters need to look beyond a person’s skills to their behaviours and attitudes. The bigger picture According to a survey by Leadership […]

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Identifying high potential candidates: 10 essentials

14th March 2016
Identifying high potential candidates: 10 essentials

How do businesses go about successfully identifying future leadership potential? So called ‘high potential individuals’ (HiPo’s) are integral to developing any business. Ensuring quality of hire is therefore crucial. While some factors in identifying a HiPo may be obvious, for example punctuality, hard work and a willingness to learn, many qualities are rather more difficult […]

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Why is leadership so important?

11th January 2016
Why is leadership so important?

Peter Drucker, the legendary academic and business consultant, once said “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” He had spent most of his professional life studying management and leadership and came to view the availability of the latter as the single most important aspect of business life. He also argued that […]

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How Can Data Help You to Compare Candidates?

28th March 2020 0 Comments
How Can Data Help You to Compare Candidates?

Data driven recruitment methods enable you to compare candidates in a way that is impossible using traditional recruitment methods. Using psychometric testing, such as that provided by Big 5 Assessments, provides you with a wealth of data on prospective candidates, therefore enabling you to compare candidates to find the best quality hire for your company. […]

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Data Driven Recruitment Vs. Traditional Recruitment

28th March 2020 0 Comments
Data Driven Recruitment Vs. Traditional Recruitment

The differences between data driven recruitment and traditional recruitment are significant. Simply speaking, traditional recruitment involves relying on the data gained from a CV and an interview and using this to make a decision. Therefore, a lot of your information is qualitative and recruiters must rely on their ‘gut’ feelings and intuition to make hiring […]

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How to Make Data Driven Recruitment Decisions

28th March 2020 0 Comments
How to Make Data Driven Recruitment Decisions

Data driven recruitment helps to take the bias out of your recruitment process. It also allows you to have all the facts and statistics before you make your decision. This is essential if you are to make hiring decisions that will benefit your company. Data driven recruitment supports companies to move away from the focus […]

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What are the Benefits of Data Driven Recruitment?

27th March 2020 0 Comments
What are the Benefits of Data Driven Recruitment?

Data driven recruitment is not a new sentiment, in fact, it gained traction back in 2011.[1] However, many companies still do not realise how data driven recruitment can help their company. Shockingly, 28% of recruitment decisions are still made based upon a ‘gut’ feeling. It would come as no surprise then that 74% of hiring […]

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What is Data Driven Recruitment?

27th March 2020 0 Comments
What is Data Driven Recruitment?

Data-driven recruiting is when you use tangible facts and statistics to inform your hiring decisions. This incorporates everything from selecting candidates, to creating hiring plans. Recruiting teams that use data are more likely to be efficient, reduce costs and improve their hiring decisions. With 46% of new recruits failing in the first year of employment, […]

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How Can You Improve Quality of Hire?

26th February 2020 0 Comments
How Can You Improve Quality of Hire?

With employees at the core of every organisation it is essential to ensure that you hire the right people. Quality of hire is the measure often turned to in order to assess the value a new hire adds to your company. It should be at the forefront of your mind throughout the recruitment process, as […]

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How is quality of hire measured?

26th February 2020 0 Comments
How is quality of hire measured?

Measuring quality of hire can seem daunting at first, especially as it is something so qualitative by nature. With 39% of talent leaders acknowledging that quality of hire is the best metric to measure successful recruitment, but only 5% feeling that they’re using the best tactics to measure it, it is important to take a […]

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Why is Quality of hire important?

26th February 2020 0 Comments
Why is Quality of hire important?

It goes without saying that hiring the right people has a positive impact on a company. According to recent research, Quality of hire is one of the top five metrics used to evaluate the success of the hiring process[1]. The data provided using this metric has many different benefits for a company. These will be […]

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