Curiosity

Why You Should Hire More Curious People

Curiosity has been hailed by leading academics as one of the most critical competencies of the modern workforce. Curiosity has been shown to boost people’s employability and given that the jobs of the future are becoming less predictable, an increasing number of companies are looking to hire employees based on what they are likely to learn, rather than what they …

Identifying leaders

Why We Need to Rethink What Makes a Great Leader

Companies of all sizes rely on leaders to motivate teams, manage evolving trends and drive business growth. Given the massive impact that leaders can have on organisational performance, it is no surprise that since 2013, leadership has been identified as the top trend for Irish organisations. Organisations of all sizes are trying to work out the best way to identify …

Guest Blogging

Latest Guest Blog Posts – March 2017

We have recently written two guest blog posts about psychometric testing. The guest blog posts are: 1. How to Identify Great Leaders – In this blog post which was published on HRHQ, we discuss how psychometric tests can help organisations identify and hire great leaders. 2. Three Essential Tips to Help Your SME Hire the Best Candidates – This blog …

Bandwagon Effect

How Your Unconscious Biases Are Ruining Your Hiring Process

Standard economic textbooks assume that we are all perfectly rational beings who always make calculated and accurate decisions based on costs and benefits. However, significant research from Behavioural Economists such as Dan Ariely and Daniel Kahneman has shown that we all have systematic unconscious biases and shortcomings (i.e. we repeat the same mistakes over and over again) that can affect …

Why New Hires Fail

Why New Hires Fail

Learn about the main reason why 46% of new hires fail and what you can do to reduce your failure rate. Mark Murphy, the author of the book Hiring for Attitude tracked over 200,000 new hires and found that 46% of new hires failed within the first 18 months. Considering the huge direct and indirect costs of bad hires (The …