In today's competitive environment, finding the best fit candidate for the job has increased significantly in terms of both complexity and importance to the success of organisations. Therefore, firms are constantly attempting to develop different methods of screening and selecting the best candidates from a pool of prospective employees.
One method which has been proven to have high general predictive validity, a key measure of a method’s effectiveness, is the psychometric testing of cognitive ability, or cognitive tests. As a result of its high validity, some assume that such a method should always be used. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the negative implications that can result due to the inappropriate use of cognitive tests in the selection process.
If you're an HR professional, a supervisor involved in talent management, or a business owner, then you've probably come across the term work engagement; whether in an article, social media post, or during a chat with that one colleague who always has to tell you about the latest piece of information he/she stumbled upon.
The term's popularity soared in the past decade or so. This means that a Google search of "work engagement" today will provide you with a plethora of results including academic studies & business articles; both of which make various claims of work engagement having a proven positive impact on several key indicators of organisational performance. The question clearly becomes "Why should we care?", "How does it influence the bottom line?" & "What in the world is work engagement to begin with?".
Welcome to the Consultant's Corner - Our blog that will discuss various topics relevant to the life of small business owners, managers, HR professionals, & academics. Come tread with us on this treacherous yet satisfying journey which we wish will lead to a better understanding of the nuances of the business universe and an illuminating exposure to an array of management analysis tools & methodologies.
The first adventure will see us bravely venturing into the sphere of HR Metrics & explaining what exactly is meant when you hear the term Work Engagement. We'll look at the empirical reasoning behind why you should measure your staff's work engagement levels, as well as how to do so.
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