Podcast with Ben Williams of Sten10: Using The Science Of Recruitment To Make Better Hires

I was recently interviewed by Margarida Bonito of London Business Coaching on the 'Science of Recruitment'. A 12-minute, whistle-stop tour through all aspects of the application of Occupational Psychology to the world of hiring. I hope you find…

Go beyond Interest Inventories when career counselling young people

Interesting article here about the level of self (and other)-insight that teenagers have. It seems that they are very poor at judging some traits and abilities. Considering that career counselling is often predicated upon a self-assessment of…

'Why is a Tennis Ball Fuzzy?' and other odd interview questions

I was once asked 'How many traffic cones there are in the UK?' for a job at a consulting firm. I started trying to work out the number of miles of road in the UK, what proportion were likely to be coned at any one point and the average distance…

8 ways to measure the value an assessment process adds

Morning everyone, Here is an article that is soon to appear in the AGR's Graduate Recruiter magazine that I was asked to write on measuring the value assessments can add / have added to an organisation - hope you find it useful - be interested…

Game Based Assessments: The Evidence Base Webinar Recording

Game Based Assessment in Recruitment: The Evidence Base webinar last night went well! If you couldn't make it, here is a link to get access to the recording. It provides a quick overview of the market and an objective look at the research in…

What's in a Name? Unconscious bias and 'Name-Blind' Recruitment

David Cameron recently announced plans to work with big-name employers to create screening processes for graduate applicants in which the candidate names are not visible by the screeners (so-called ‘name-blind’ applications). Current organisations…