The Aperture Partners Group is a human capital advisory firm, with functions across search, assessment and advisory. We engage with clients along the entire employment life cycle. Employees are every company’s most precious resource. Our recent survey of just under 700 respondents was crafted and carried out with a view to gaining statistically significant, data [...]
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The Aperture Partners Group is a human capital advisory firm, with functions across search, assessment and advisory. We engage with clients along the entire employment life cycle. Employees are every company’s most precious resource. Our recent survey of over 600 respondents was crafted and carried out with a view to gaining statistically significant, data driven [...]
Is Potential the difference between those who succeed and those who don’t? ‘’Setting the bar high in our approach to hiring has been the single most important element of our success’’ Jeff Bezos, Amazon Potential is an extensive concept, but when discussing it in context of the workplace we can define it as the ability [...]
The aim of Psychometric Assessment is to evaluate behavioural traits and performance and to better assess the likelihood of a person succeeding in a particular role, either at entry level or in a development capacity making it the ideal support tool for screening out and selecting in. Psychometrics add quantitative measures to qualitative assessments to [...]
Retaining top talent has never been more difficult. With the continual need for businesses to keep growing and evolving, new ways to attract and engage their talented employees must be identified. According to research by Mercer, nine out of ten organisations anticipate their competition for talent to increase. The research also reveals that 85% of businesses [...]
Henry Ford is credited as saying, “the only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” In the real world, however, limited budgets force organizations to be much more selective, which explains the growing interest in high potential (HiPo) identification. An employee’s potential sets the [...]
Can retention be significantly increased by using psychometric assessments? Several studies claim that between 75-90% of new employees will decide whether or not to stay in the job, within the first 6 months of employment. Although high turnover costs may not produce recordable associated losses, many employers and HR professionals underestimate the high impact [...]
One of the biggest challenges organisations face today is identifying the next generation of leaders. All too often, when we ask business leaders how they know if someone has potential or talent for leadership, the most common answers are “Well, you just know” or “I know it when I see it”. While there are [...]
Introduction Weinstein Co., the Oscar-winning movie studio, fired co-founder and guiding creative force Harvey Weinstein, just days after he stepped away from the company over allegations of sexual harassment stretching back decades. Weinstein, 65, had taken a leave of absence from the company he started with his brother Robert after the New York Times said [...]
The Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) was recently asked to consider the case of an employee who sought payment during a period of absence during sick leave, despite the contract of employment and company handbook clearly stating such payments would not be made (A Maintenance Technician v A Food Company - ADJ-00004713). The employee was involved [...]