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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 0 Comments
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 What Job Fits Me Support Your Practice?

25th July 2019 0 Comments
How Can What Job Fits Me Support Your Practice?

With A-Level results day around the corner, it is important to think about careers. Yes, the word ‘career’ can be quite daunting if you’re fresh out of education and have no idea what to do with your life. But do not fear, the WhatJobFitsME career test will help students of all ages, and types, to […]

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What makes a strong leader? How do you stack up?

21st July 2019 0 Comments
What makes a strong leader? How do you stack up?

Leadership skills are among the most sought after in any environment, both personal and professional, but it’s not always clear how to act in situations to get the very most out of the team around us. A good leader possesses a number of qualities that put them and their team in the best positions, ready […]

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Oxford Job fair annoucement

27th February 2019 0 Comments
Oxford Job fair annoucement

We wanted to let you know that we have been working on an exciting NEW product which might be of interest to you.  We hope you agree that our Big 5 Assessments tool plays an important role in helping organisations such as yours find the right person for the right job.  Yet for every person who is […]

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BRITS MOST LIKELY TO QUIT JANUARY 31ST

31st January 2019 0 Comments
BRITS MOST LIKELY TO QUIT JANUARY 31ST

January can be a tough month for most people as a combination of debt from Christmas, the cold weather, and failed New Year’s resolutions (diet…what diet?) takes its toll. For others, it’s a month of realisation, with January being the most popular month for people to seek new challenges and new jobs. A recent study […]

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Big 5 Assessments client of the month: AssessAdvantage

15th June 2017
Big 5 Assessments client of the month: AssessAdvantage

We’ve started a new tradition here at Big 5 Assessments of highlighting a “Reseller of the Month.” With so many resellers (we now have over 20 resellers around the globe), it’s hard to choose just one, but June’s honour goes to (drum roll, please) …AssessAdvantage. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Rob and the team for […]

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Finding the best candidate with verbal reasoning tests

9th May 2017
Finding the best candidate with verbal reasoning tests

Verbal reasoning is a key skill in any workplace. To find the best candidates, we recommend recruiters use verbal reasoning tests. Verbal reasoning tests are a valuable resource for recruiters looking to assess a candidate’s suitability for a job. Candidates with strong verbal reasoning skills may not necessarily express themselves well on their CVs, the […]

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Finding the best candidate with spatial reasoning tests

26th April 2017
Finding the best candidate with spatial reasoning tests

Spatial reasoning tests are the ideal way for recruiters to find individuals with the strongest problem solving abilities. Sometimes the candidates with the strongest problem solving skills aren’t those with the most impressive CVs, and one of the best ways to find the hidden gems is to use psychometric assessments. These are tests which allow […]

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