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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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Why Employee Turnover Can Be Good

12th February 2020 0 Comments
Why Employee Turnover Can Be Good

Often we speak of employee turnover in negative terms – the costs, the upheaval, the lack of productivity. But is it always a bad thing? The simple answer is, no. Employee turnover is not always bad. In fact, many modern companies are viewing employee turnover through new eyes, turning it onto its head. Employee retention […]

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What Causes Employee Turnover and How Can You Lower It?

12th February 2020 0 Comments
What Causes Employee Turnover and How Can You Lower It?

High employee turnover rates can be caused by a variety of different things, many of which are entirely fixable. Once you have acknowledged that your employee turnover rates are high, it can be useful to decipher why this might be. There are a few common reasons for employee turnover… Lack of recognition. Employees like to […]

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How Much Does Employee Turnover Cost?

12th February 2020 0 Comments
How Much Does Employee Turnover Cost?

Most people will know that employee turnover can cost their company significant amounts of money, but often people don’t realise that employee turnover can be expensive in more ways than purely due to the recruitment of new staff. This blog will outline all the costs of employee turnover and give you all of the facts […]

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How is Employee Turnover Calculated?

12th February 2020 0 Comments
How is Employee Turnover Calculated?

Fear not, calculating employee turnover is not as difficult as it might sound. There are plenty of tools out there to support you in this task. Calculating employee turnover is the first step to learning whether a company is running as it should. Most employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions, and therefore if […]

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What is Employee Turnover?

12th February 2020 0 Comments
What is Employee Turnover?

‘Employee turnover’ and ‘retention’ are phrases you will hear a lot in the world of employment. But what do they actually mean? This blog post will help you to understand what employee turnover is and how it can impact your company. Definition Employee turnover refers to the number or percentage of employees who leave a […]

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Psychometric Testing Infographic

6th February 2020 0 Comments

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How do your candidates measure up?

5th February 2020 0 Comments
How do your candidates measure up?

You’re probably familiar with the phrase “what gets measured gets done.” Defining and measuring effectiveness – especially the performance of workers – is an important part of any hiring manager. The tricky bit is…how do you define the skills, behaviours, and attitudes that workers need to perform their roles effectively? How do you know if […]

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What Are the Benefits to Psychometric Testing?

3rd February 2020 0 Comments
What Are the Benefits to Psychometric Testing?

Psychometric testing is becoming increasingly popular in the world of recruitment and so it is useful to understand the benefits and advantages that come with the adoption of this approach. 75% of The Times Best Companies to Work For use psychometric testing to ensure they hire the best candidates.[1] So, what is so good about […]

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How Much Does Psychometric Testing Cost?

3rd February 2020 0 Comments
How Much Does Psychometric Testing Cost?

When you initially begin to look into adopting psychometric testing within your company, it can be useful to weigh up the costs and benefits. Before any company decides to include a new aspect in their recruitment process, it is important to know that it is worthwhile and cost effective. Current statistics show that a poor […]

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How to Use Psychometric Testing in Recruitment?

3rd February 2020 0 Comments
How to Use Psychometric Testing in Recruitment?

Psychometric testing is becoming more and more prevalent in recruitment, and for good reason. Psychometric testing removes a lot of the guesswork from the recruitment process, enabling the recruiters to be objective and improving the chances that the perfect candidate will be hired. This is as a result of information about a candidate’s personality and […]

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