Why is Personality an important consideration when making hiring decisions?

Some have asked me why personality is important when hiring. Some have even questioned if personality is an important consideration when hiring. I always answer with this question: “What type of persons do you like to work with?” And the answers I usually get include some or all of the following: “Someone who is helpful” … Continue reading Why is Personality an important consideration when making hiring decisions?

April 7, 2015

The Case for Personality Assessments for Board Members (HBR)

I recently came across an interesting article from Harvard Business Review (HBR) in which the author proposes personality assessments for Board Members. The author of the article writes: “the President of the New York Federal Reserve reportedly declared that the nation’s largest financial services companies suffered from institutional pathologies at the very top. Personality testing … Continue reading The Case for Personality Assessments for Board Members (HBR)

February 17, 2015

Are You a Narcissist?

Are you a Narcissist? Perhaps not. But I’m sure many of us have worked with or encountered narcissists sometime during our working life. Perhaps you may be working with one today. It doesn’t matter if that person is your boss, your subordinate or your peer. Working with a narcissist can be extreme stressful and could … Continue reading Are You a Narcissist?

February 10, 2015

10 Things You Can Do to Maximise Employee Engagement & Minimise Attrition

Have you heard of Stay Interviews? A Stay Interview is the exact opposite of an Exit Interview. A Stay Interview is defined as a regular conversation with your employees so as to maximise the “stay rate” of your employees. In other words, it is to miminise employee attrition rates. So instead of waiting to talk … Continue reading 10 Things You Can Do to Maximise Employee Engagement & Minimise Attrition

January 27, 2015

Why You Should Hire for Personality

So far we have covered Culture, Attitude and Aptitude in our previous articles. The final piece of the CAAP® Foundation is PERSONALITY. If you missed the previous articles, read them here: Culture, Attitude, Aptitude So what is Personality and why is it so important? According to Peter Gray, a professor of psychology with the Boston … Continue reading Why You Should Hire for Personality

November 4, 2014

Why You Should Hire for APTITUDE

The Guy Who Could Not Learn Many years ago, I hired a guy who had more than 10 years of working experience and all the relevant technical qualifications and certifications. He did well in the interviews but there was one particular area that I completely overlooked — he worked almost exclusively by himself for most … Continue reading Why You Should Hire for APTITUDE

October 28, 2014