Often, candidates may be overwhelmed when asked to complete psychometric assessments as part of a recruitment or development programme, especially if it is presented in an ‘old fashioned’ school test format. For younger candidates, it can feel repetitive and sometimes even boring. Today, there is a great alternative, namely gamified assessments. Gamified assessments take robust, scientific psychometric tests and present these as a game where you […]

Talent mapping is a proactive approach used to forecast long-term hiring needs and subsequently cultivate organisational support for new roles over time. Putting your organisation’s goals top of mind, it builds a competency map to achieve these goals by assessing the current skills in the business, identifying the gaps and recruit and / or develop […]

Recruiting and onboarding the right culture fit employees for a business is a tough and delicate process. Human staff – unlike elements, machinery, and tools for trade, are not inanimate with universally fitted specifications – have personalities, ideas and varied levels of expertise that must be treated and compensated differently according to different outputs.  It […]

Although Africa has never been a sleeping giant awaiting to be roused by any foreign aid, the “Africa Rising” narrative is not without merit. Undoubtedly, Africa has always been rich with mineral resources, arable land, diverse markets, and human capital. Political upheavals have wrought instability in African countries since colonial seizures and subsequent freedom fighting […]

Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a scientific brief stating that in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global prevalence of anxiety and depression shot up by a massive 25%. In addition, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, continued to say that “the information we have now about the impact […]

Ashleigh supports the AIMS South Africa teams with talent management projects, including assessments, research and development of HR offerings. She has a special interest in sustainable organisational development and the future of work. While teaching English in China, after school, her interest in different cultures and how this relates to organisational culture was born. She […]

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So, you work in HR.  An HR Professional. Living the dream. But behind that super(wo)manly smile, you are fighting to keep head above soup laced with minimising your carbon emissions, pandemic requirements and PPE, remote work issues, pay demands, grievances and grudges not to mention the usual processes and recruitment challenges….Oh yes and May is […]