How companies, colleges, and students are adapting to the changes in recruitment processes during COVID-19

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Due to the unprecedented lockdown because of the global pandemic, a lot of traditional ways of conducting tests and interviews have gone south. Difficulties are being faced in all spheres of the education system with the devastating impact of the pandemic. The students resuming their education in school or colleges have seen a complete shift in the platform used and …

Technological innovation in psychometric testing – Introduction to in-tray/e-tray tests

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With the increase in the need for the ability to think on one’s feet, this set of tests evaluates just that in a simulated situation. Both the tests are similar in the sense that they are used to measure the decision-making ability of the candidate in the replicated situation. It is usually given to individuals applying for management jobs or …

Why does your organization need competency mapping?

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     “Pride in office without competence is as much a sin as competence without confidence.” Peter Tremayne The global average staff turnover rate was 27.9% (Catalyst, 2020) and in India too it had touched as high as 18.5% in certain industries (SRD, 2020). The research elucidates that over 77% of voluntary turnover could be prevented. As the major factor cited for …

Historical Antecedents of Modern Day Testing

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Modern day testing is in the direction of constant progress and to understand this process, it is important to study the antecedents of it.  The roots of testing are lost in antiquity. In the Chinese empire, the system of civil service examinations prevailed for some 2,000 years (Bowman, 1989). Talking about the ancient Greeks, there have been accounts of testing …

What can we use to measure Entrepreneurial ability?

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Entrepreneurship today is booming at a fast pace. As we see nowadays that the trend of traditional 9-5 jobs is being overtaken by more small business ownership and entrepreneurship. With the change in the psychology of professionals becoming more open to creative thinking, opting for flexible working hours, love for freedom, passion, etc., the society is now embracing Entrepreneurship. These …

‘May the best man win’; All you need to know about psychometric testing

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‘May the best man win”, are very wise words that is used before competitions to mark that the most deserved wins. In this ever-changing world, where competition is increasing each day like wild fire, chartering your path is extremely difficult. Getting selected for one’s dream job is surely not a cake walk and each one tries to give their very …

Emotional Literacy and Development of Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional literacy is the step#2 of Developing Emotional Intelligence. After getting an awareness into the sensations (their origin and movements), it is important to name different sensations with distinct names so that we can uniquely identify them with ease. This is possible only if one has a rich emotional vocabulary. Most people, generally speaking, use 6 to 18 words in …

Hiring smart in today’s age using psychometrics

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Every striving business has to hire employees to meet the aim of their company and many times using traditional ways of assessment does not provide a complete insight into whether a candidate is fit for the role or not. Psychometric testing is the mapping of many different psychological constructs of a person, i.e. their behavioral and personality traits, that may be …

First Time Managers

Grooming the First Time Managers (FTMs) to take up business challenges

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The Background: The client is an HR consultant providing its services to several mid-sized as well as large organizations across India. One of its customers gave an assignment to train first time managers (FTMs) of managerial skills spanning in a year. The Challenge: The client wanted a valid and reliable test that can be used to evaluate Emotional Competecies of professional …