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UK firms ‘struggling to recruit staff’

Source: BBC News | April 13, 2017 2:07 am UK firms want to recruit more workers but cannot find or afford the right staff, a survey has found. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) spoke to 7,300 businesses in the manufacturing and services sectors, and found the...

Job benchmarking to predict performance and retention

Organisations often hire the wrong candidates, or fail to attract the best candidates, because they don’t have a systematic approach to identify and measure ALL the qualifications and behavioural competencies needed to predict job success. Organisations that use...

Why unstructured interviews fail

A structured interview makes sure a manager can determine how much of what the candidate says reflects genuine attitudes and behaviour, and how much is related to just trying to get the job. This is extremely difficult to do in the short period of the interview...

How to define behavioural competencies

Competency frameworks provide a consistent mechanism for communicating and organising the different behaviours that are essential to an organisation’s success. They capture an organisation’s culture and values providing a foundation for a range of people processes,...

Why interviewing without an assessment is pointless

Accurately assessing job behaviour using only an interview process is nearly impossible In the past, interviews have been used as the primary means of assessing job behaviour, attitude and motivation; however assessment research shows that interviewing alone has only...

Low wages not education to blame for STEM skills gap

STEM skills gap blamed on low wages research indicates Low wages rather than inadequate training are to blame for the STEM skills gap, according to research from the University of Warwick. A new briefing paper suggests that the lack of workers with skills in science,...

Soft Skills – what are they?

When searching for a job expect to be scrutinised on every level. As well as analysing professional experience, qualifications and aptitude employers will also look at subtler dexterities that still play an integral role in shaping strong employees. These are referred...
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