Networking Events! Waste of a Jobseeker’s Time

There is no doubt that knowing “the right” people can help you find a job. As according to the idea of the “six degrees of separation,”  we are all only six fewer steps away from anyone in this world. However, most jobseekers falsely believe that attending the majority of these networking events will help introduce […]

Gamified Assessment as a Recruitment Tool

More and more organizations are nowadays using gamified assessment as a recruitment tool. It seems that the business world globally is into playing games! But what is “gamification”? The term gamification first appeared in the Oxford dictionary in 2011. It implies the use of game elements in non-game situations. The intersection of technology and human […]

Do employers hire with soft skills in mind? Yes or No & Why?

Which are more important – soft skills or hard skills? This conversation has been going on for quite some time now. And it seems that, although there are some career paths that rely more on one of the two skills set, soft skills are in general considered necessary in the workplace – even for those […]

High-tech Ways for Reinventing the Job Interview

We have all been there, going to a job interview and anticipating the typical interview questions. I bet anyone can recall one of these: “Why should we hire you?” or “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”. Right? And well, the very least that someone interested in taking the job could do is to prepare […]

Can psychometric tests really recognize leaders?

In the world of academia, leadership is “a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”, as defined by M.Chemers. In the business world, a leader is someone who can create an inspiring vision of the future, motivate people to […]

Agile Ways to Eliminate Bias in Hiring Decisions

We may want to believe we are not biased in our decisions, but the truth is that we are. Biases percolate everything we do. Think about the news and politics; the latter brings the most illustrative example at its worst. In most cases, we exhibit biased behaviors unconsciously as in the examples of racism or sexism. […]