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January Is Top Month for Hiring– Are You Ready to Recruit?

Hiring season happens in waves and January is one of the busiest months for recruiting. With updated budgets and sales forecasts, executives have a better idea of what they need and whether they can afford to hire new people for their teams.   At the same time,...

A Straight Way to Successful Development

How can an organisation make sure employees reach development goals set by HR and line managers? In day to day work the time spent on personal development is limited. Very often the sole and only feedback received by employees is given by yearly appraisals. For people...

Preparing for Tomorrow – Succession Planning Today

Many organizations dedicate a great deal of resources toward training and development, yet still find themselves short-handed when it comes to effective leadership. This lack of focus on succession planning can be especially impactful when a quick change is needed due...

When Performance Management Feels Like Surfing

For most people, Performance Management can be a very dry topic and even though it is a requirement for HR it’s generally not considered one of the most exciting things about work. Yet, when you talk to people about surfing, almost everyone gets excited and engaged....

Why September Is a Good Hiring Month

As the season’s changes, so does the recruitment landscape. Hiring season happens in waves, where autumn represents the third and final hiring spree of the year. In fact, September is one of the busiest hiring months of the year, and there is a good reason why. The...

A Proven Tool For Candidate Placement

As the Human Resources lead for your organization, you’re busy and resource constrained. From hiring the right people, to training and growing your current employees, to building up the robust HR practices that will give your organization a competitive advantage, you...

The Key To Predicting Future Performance

The use of personality assessments enables you to take control of performance management, optimize your organizational recruitment process, and implement dynamic systems for performance optimization. In the following blogpost we will demonstrate how Europe's leading...

Are You a Genius Or a Genius Maker? 

Imagine a weekly staff meeting. The meeting follows a predictable format with each member giving their report, informing their colleagues of progress being made and issues within the function. It is pretty much a bland functional report-out session. The manager is at...

What Can Talent Management do to Empower Leadership?

Two of your roles as a member of the HR team are to identify greatness among your current employees and potential candidates and to optimize leadership development in your organization.  As you probably already know, building leaders is not an easy task.  There are,...

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...

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...

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