5 COMMON PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT MYTHS YOU NEED TO STOP BELIEVING
When it comes to psychometric assessments, whether you are an employer or a potential employee there are a lot of misconceptions around the process and its outcomes. There is no shortage of opinions when it comes to the merits and flaws of using psychometrics, whether it is for recruitment or personal development. Most of these myths are perpetuated by Management’s scepticism about the value of assessments.
PSYCHOLOGICAL LOCUS OF CONTROL SERIES: PART 1 – WHERE IS MY POWER SITUATED?
I love the construct Locus of Control. Firstly, because it has that cool Latin launching pad that makes it sound so much more important, and secondly because it is so fundamental to human behaviour yet we are hardly aware that it exists. Just think about it for a second, what is my
Locus of control? That I even have
a Locus of control is a surprising idea. My control is located differently to someone else’s. Not physically located, but psychologically. Let me try that again slowly. The psychological control, that I believe I have over my life, is different to the people around me. In more bald terms, for some people the control that they believe they have over their life is located Externally. Outside of themselves. In other words, they believe that their control is limited, the world happens to them. Instead of being the architects of their lives, they are relentlessly pushed around by forces outside of their control. The opposite is where the locus is located Internally. Here I have power. I make things happen. If I do badly, I messed up, if I do well, it’s because of me. My prospects in the world and the decisions I make emerge from one place only. Me.
THE HEART OF OMNICOR COACHING
Omnicor’s coaching approach is a well-established and proven aspect of what we do to help individuals and groups develop a wide variety of personal competencies.
Our values and passion for coaching drive the coaching team here at Omnicor. We are client focused and practice heroic customer service with a solution-focused and success-oriented approach. We provide ongoing support and feedback with the goal to build lasting relationships.
WHAT YOUR RECRUITMENT STRATEGY SAYS ABOUT YOUR ORGANISATION
TALENTED RECRUITS SOMETIMES ARE NOT TALENTED INTERVIEWEES
As I journey daily, from organisation to organisation I am privy to HR and Management practices that leave me cold. I would like to share some of these moments with you, which will hopefully offer you a different perspective and raise your own personal awareness to the pitfalls of an unprofessional selection process. One would assume that within our unique South African context, together with strict Labour Laws, interviewing 101 mistakes would not still be happening in 2018, but this is simply not the case. A legal loophole exists for employers, which is that most South African jobseekers cannot prove they have been discriminated against during the interview process and perhaps more to the point, is why many organisations are able to get away with unfair recruitment practices.
5 STEPS IN SELECTING THE RIGHT EXECUTIVE COACH EXECUTIVE COACHING
Good Executive Coaching is about changing and enhancing behaviour. There are many reasons why coaching could be a good solution: perhaps you’re looking for that next boost that will take your career to the next level, or perhaps you need to brush up on your leadership skills.
MY DECISION TO LEAD: LESSONS IN STEPPING UP
Recently our team leader was offered an opportunity overseas and left the organisation unexpectedly. Leaving behind a crucial leadership gap that needed to be filled. Realistically, recruiting for a senior role can take weeks or even months to conclude. Given that I had the most experience and time in the team, the organisation naturally leaned towards delegating the more senior tasks to me. Business does not stop when someone leaves, stepping up to this opportunity meant stepping out of my comfort zone Moving into this uncharted space has obviously lead me to new challenges with added responsibilities and expectations. In some ways, it felt like riding a bicycle for the first time, a little unbalanced at first but with patience and practice, the ride has become smoother. This would undoubtedly impact positively on my career goals if I was able to step up quickly and with the required leadership. Although it has been a daunting and uncomfortable change for me, in hindsight the stretch has allowed me realise the extent of my resilience and appetite for leadership.