Roxanne Abercrombie's Blog – March 2015 Archive (3)

What no one tells you about psychometric testing

Psychometric testing has long been splitting opinions in the recruitment industry, with one camp of recruiters labelling them a valuable assessment resource and the other labelling them a pseudoscientific pile of crock.  Despite the substantial doubt cast over their value, psychometric tests are used by some 70% of…

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Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on March 31, 2015 at 6:10am — 7 Comments

5 things recruiters should NEVER say to candidates



When it comes to recruitment articles, there’s a great deal of emphasis on what the candidate should avoid saying. Not much content at all, however, can be found on phrases that recruiters should avoid uttering.

Since anyone who works in recruitment knows (alas!) that we’re only human and therefore just as capable of saying something silly as candidates, we’ve…

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Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on March 9, 2015 at 4:47am — 15 Comments

It’s only logical: 5 lessons recruiters can learn from Spock

Any Star Trek fan will know just how much wisdom is packed within each episode of the show. The exploits of the starship Enterprise crew are not only the stuff that sci-fi fans dream of, they also provide a strong business model to learn from and an abundance of sound strategy advice. Although every character brings brilliance to the table (with the possible exception…

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Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on March 2, 2015 at 11:12am — 4 Comments

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