International Assessment and Development Centres: “Sense and sensitivity ”

International companies are making more and more use of Assessment and Development Centres and they’re doing this for a number of reasons: to benchmark competencies; to facilitate integration of teams; in the context of a recruitment, perhaps at senior executive level and when putting in place high performance and succession planning programmes. Ian McDonald, one of the Directors and founders of Redwood Talent Partners, a British consultant living in France, shares his experience in this area. Read more

Is there a Human Resources Director or Head of Recruitment out there who wouldn’t admit to regretting a hiring or a promotion decision?

ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRES: AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE HIDDEN COSTS IN THE CLASSIC APPROACH TO RECRUITMENT AND INTERNAL MOBILITY

Quite apart from the deception with the situation, the many related costs can be measured in time, energy, search fees, direct and indirect salary costs and training, as well as travel costs and expenses and perhaps even a leaving package. Put end-to-end these can amount to more than a year’s salary for the company – an expensive ‘mistake’.

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Assessments: No, digital isn’t the solution to everything !

The digitalisation of processes in business has been become more and more prevalent in recent years. Of course the HR function is impacted by digital transformation: areas including training, payroll, recruitment and assessment have been through profound changes.

From paperless payroll to predictive recruitment and the regular use of HR Information Systems (HRIS), there is no shortage of examples of evolution and change in the HR area. This can be seen Read more