Category Archives: Assessments

So many actors, so few Oscars (The importance of succession planning)

This article in the Wall Street Journal caught my eye: “Warren Buffett Further Reveals Succession Plan at Berkshire Hathaway” written by Nicole Friedman. The article discusses the two candidates identified by Warren Buffet as potential candidates to take over the top job at Berkshire Hathaway when he eventually retires. This article immediately made me think of Jack Welch’s First Rule that he describes in Winning. Welch describes the process of continuously evaluating your team members to identify development areas and areas where the team members are performing well. While Welch got a lot of flak for this principle of differentiation it is only through this process of differentiation that you could get to the point where someone like Warren Buffet can identify one or two people to take over.

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The Holland Code (RIASEC) Theory of Career Choice

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

Choosing a job or a career is never easy. You can strengthen your career well-being with a career or course that fits your personality. Choosing a career or education program that fits your Holland personality is a vital step toward career well-being and success–job satisfaction, good grades, and graduating on time. You want to say, “Yes!” to the question, “Do you like what you do each day?” Your career well-being depends on it.

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Cognitive Processes Profile (CPP) – Sample Report

Top HR Trends 2015

The CPP is an advanced computerised assessment technique which externalises and tracks thinking processes to indicate a person’s cognitive preferences and capabilities. Based on this information, a suitable work environment, the learning potential and developmental needs of the person can be identified.

The CPP assessment involves an unfamiliar task which requires the person to decipher messages written in symbols. While completing the assessment, a person explores, links, structures, transforms, remembers, learns, clarifies information and monitors his/her own problem-solving actions.

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Guided Self-Development Program towards Strengthening Personal Capabilities

ManagerShadowmatch has been developed as the result of extensive research that was done with the aim to identify the habits or the absense thereof that will ensure that an individual will succeed when doing a specific job within a specific environment.

Shadowmatch has been developed to map the behavioural patterns we show in different situations under different conditions. We all follow some patterns of behaviour in the way we live our lives and the way we work and play.

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Psychometric Testing – Personality Assessments

Personality Assessments

Personality Assessments

There are a number of articles on this blog about psychometric tests. In this post we will explore the ‘why’ of tests. Often companies and candidates use and have to go through the ordeal of psychometric tests without really understanding why they have to do the tests and what the value is.

The question is thus: “Why do we do Personality Tests and why are they useful?” Before we can explore the why we first need to understand what it is that we are talking about.

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