Pre-hire assessments (also known as pre-employment assessments) are a common feature of job applications. However, there are a lot of different assessments to choose from. Which type (or types) should you use? How many assessments should you present to candidates? What makes a good pre-hire assessment? Is there a way of combining assessments in one powerful recruiting tool? This post should help you to answer common queries like these.
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In a world of unlimited choices and limited means, choosing when to say Yes and when to say No can define our fate. Yes opens up possibilities and is closely followed by that wonderful question “how?” but No seems to be far more final.
For me, No is a feeling to be explored, examined and challenged. It gets to the bottom of who we are and can actually lead to some of the most wonderful self-realizations. There should always be a caveat behind it – we should ask ourselves “why not?”
Working in most corporate settings involves subscribing to a set of written and unwritten boundaries. The better organizations give you the flexibility to create your own boundaries within given parameters, but there are too many where the externally imposed boundaries are too rigid and seek to stifle the individual.
These are the so-called “toxic” cultures. When something is so rigid, it is likely to break.
Are you aware of exactly HOW you TALK to people? Do you speak to the highest in everyone you meet or does that change from person to person? Do you listen to what they mean instead of what they are saying? If your answer is anything less than a firm “Yes”, then like many of us, you could use some improvement in this area that takes up a big portion of how we communicate (since we communicate non-verbally too of course). Get ready to slice through some self-defeating traits that make you a watered down version of who you really are, and in the process discover your own personal ‘humble greatness’: something we all have I believe, and it’s attainable right now. (more…)