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Meta talent and personality

We have previously written about Carol Dweck’s research on mindset and her distinction between a “fixed” and a “growth” mindset and its influence on our motivation and achievement. The findings indicate that people in fixed a mindset tend to become so concerned with...

3 key points about the value of leadership training

The value of leadership is not something tangible. It's hard to calculate an ROI for a company spending time on leadership development. But it's important for all employees to have at least some leadership training. Let’s have a look why.   Few people are actually...

Hiring and retaining talent is great; Building talent is greater

At HUCAMA we say: Building an organization that creates and uses meta-talent is even better! You hear it all the time: recruiting is difficult, it takes time, it is costly, but the right recruiting strategy is an important necessity in modern organizations. Companies...

Using cognitive ability test is about risk aversion

How are organizations to select the right people with the right appropriate professional and intellectual ability in an ever-tighter labor market, which is furthermore becoming increasingly global? We all know that hiring a less than adequate candidate is costly....

Building a growth mindset culture

Carol Dweck's comprehensive research in motivation and achievement has shown that mindset is critical to predicting future success. This is because our vision of intelligence and ability decide how we cope with failures, challenges, feedback and the success of...

Hire the right candidate from the start

Choosing the wrong candidate is expensive for the employee as well as the company. Using the right interview technique is one of the best ways to ensure a successful recruitment. While there are many different types of interviewing, there is concrete evidence to...

More than one personality assessment can be fruitful

Working in the world of Psychometrics sometimes makes me feel like a kid in a candy store – so much choice, so many colours.  Over the years I could see how brilliant Psychometric assessments can be in adding value to selection and development processes, if used...

Why you need to get organized to motivate

At HUCAMA we believe that knowing the importance of personality will help you to improve business results. Think about it. We live in a changing world. How your job routine is structured today can be old-fashioned tomorrow. Technology evolves faster than most of us...

5 clichés about personality tests you’ll love to avoid

Personality tests are a very useful tool. They can tell you about a person’s inclinations, habits, the way they approach the world, what type of people they work best with, and jobs their skill sets naturally fit. Personality testing has become very popular in both...

A mindset culture is a feedback culture

In our first piece about meta-talent, we stated that traditional associations with talent are by-products of something else. Some of these associations include intelligence, development, and persistence. That 'something else' is what we call meta-talent. Carol Dweck,...

Do you know these 4 fascinating things about leadership?

Part of being an effective leader is being able to gauge your audience. That's an oversimplification; what I mean, is, that it's important to understand your team members and how to know how to motivate them. Irrespective of leadership styles, knowing how to speak to...

What is a growth mindset: A look at meta talent

Organizations are always on the lookout for the right talent. High performers and high performance, in general, that will lead the organization forward. To ensure that they are recruiting the right talent, the emphasis is on people who are persistent, focused and...

10 quick questions about recruiting you’ll want answered

The recruiting industry has changed so much over just the last few years. Emerging technology, innovating hiring strategies and new studies on social behaviors have all changed the way recruiters attract and identify top talent.