Tag Archives: competencies

How can organisations select the very best candidates?

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) asked Talentspace director and Chartered Psychologist Dr Rob Yeung to write an article reviewing the effectiveness of some common methods used by organisations to interview and evaluate candidates. One key finding from the academic research is that investment in better assessment and selection methods typically has a higher […]

Why do interviewers need written competencies for interviewing candidates?

Many managers believe themselves to be good judges of character. However, most human resources professionals as well as business schools researchers accept that the traditional interview is a poor method for selecting the best candidates. We know this because of research looking at the predictive validity of different interview methods. Predictive validity is the correlation […]

Talentspace writes an official guide to interviewing for The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times commissioned Talentspace to write a book on Successful Interviewing and Recruitment.  The first edition of the book came out in 2008 but was successful enough to warrant a second edition which was published in 2010. This second edition remains in print and continues to sell both in the UK as well as […]

What competencies or capabilities are associated with high performance at work?

Based on the results of extensive research interviews with high achievers in both the profit and non-profit sectors, the book The Extra One Per Cent (written by Talentspace director Dr Rob Yeung) looks at the capabilities – or ‘competencies’ – associated with high performance at work. In some countries,the book has been published with corrections […]