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  • Join us for a Resilience Training Day: Wednesday 6th March

    a&dc are offering a one-day course to provide existing test users with the information and experience required to administer, interpret and provide feedback on a&dc’s Resilience Questionnaire. The course provides a good source of continuing professional development and is the last time to book at the introductory rate of just £95.  It takes place at our offices […]

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  • Webinar: Assessment Centre Global Trends and Usage

    This global survey of Assessment Centre (AC) practices is the largest survey of its type ever conducted, with respondents across 53 countries participating. It provides a valuable insight into how organisations are currently using the AC methodology and variations between regions. As well as collecting up to date information on key features of AC design […]

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  • We’ve opened a new book on assessment centres!

    After being recognised as experts in the field of assessment centre practices, we were asked to contribute to a new book entitled ‘The Psychology of Assessment Centers.’ The book, which was edited by Duncan J. R. Jackson, Charles E. Lance and Brian J. Hoffman, explores research on the reliability and validity of assessment centres. It […]

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  • Graduate resilience – the key to success for your business?

    At this time of year, many former students are perfecting their CVs and applying for jobs in the hope of landing their ideal role. However, we know that the current economic conditions are putting graduates in a difficult position. With the increased competition for jobs, for example, employers can afford to be ‘picky’ and look […]

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  • Webinar: SIFT and Save – The faster way to identify the right candidates

    Sifting tools are designed to sift down large numbers of individuals applying for the same job role. Tools such as Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) are well known in this process, but for particularly high volumes and/or specialist roles, multiple assessments may be necessary to identify the right candidates. a&dc’s online SIFTTM toolkit has been produced especially […]

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  • Lean process focus leads to drop in assessment centre quality

    A growing desire to implement cost-effective, streamlined processes is leading to falling quality at many assessment and development centres, according to research. A survey among 543 HR professionals in 53 countries conducted by talent management consultancy a&dc, revealed that 17% of assessments lasted half a day or less, even though just over half of those […]

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  • Identifying high potentials: what are the risks and rewards?

    Now the Olympics are over, the UK is looking towards a more positive future. With the Olympic Legacy being widely discussed, the hope is that the doom and gloom of the past few years is behind us. But for the economy to move forward, organisations are increasingly recognising the need to identify the high potentials […]

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  • Situational Judgement Tests – The foundation for selecting the right talent

    We know how fierce the competition is in the job market at the moment, and I recently blogged about the difficulties faced by graduates when searching for a career. But, at a&dc, we also recognise the huge pressures on HR professionals to cope with the influx of CVs, while also making the business case for […]

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