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Potential and Talent Management (4)

September 21st 2011 | |

Potential and Talent Management (4) The first three articles in this series presented the context in which talent management and all of its related definitions emerged, as well as the definitions and components of the terms “talent” and “potential,” the characteristics of high-potential employees and a model to help identify employees who are “A players.” […]

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Potential and Talent Management (3)

September 7th 2011 |

The second article in this series on talent management and potential was devoted to defining “talent” and “potential.” This third article will examine the matter of identifying high-potential staff. The following paragraphs will include an overview of the personal qualities of high-potential employees, along with the steps to identifying an organization’s “A players.” Identifying high-potential […]

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Potential and Talent Management (2)

August 17th 2011 |

In the first article in this series on talent management and potential, we provided a brief outline of the circumstances leading to the emergence of the talent management approach. We will now turn our attention to a definition of this approach and its goals. The following paragraphs will answer the questions raised in the conclusion […]

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Potential and Talent Management

August 10th 2011 |

Since the dawn of the wage-based society at the end of the 19th century – and with it the division of labour and the establishment of organizational hierarchy – human resource management has continuously evolved. At the start of the 20th century, a change was observed with the advent of scientific management (developed by Frederick Taylor) and […]

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Test administration

July 24th 2011 |

An underestimated aspect of the hiring process The candidate selection process is our core concern at EPSI Inc. The many selection tools available and the different tests administered all have a single objective: to allow candidates to display their skills and their knowledge so that employers can be guided in their hiring decisions. Having accurate […]

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The myth of the effectiveness of intuition in hiring and evaluating personnel

July 6th 2011 |

Intuition vs. Objectivity Although major differences of opinion persist concerning the nature, operationalization and objectives of talent management, nearly all authors agree that the selection and assessment of personnel is a decisive factor for success. This goes without saying: there can be no “management” of talent if this talent cannot be identified. And yet, a […]

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Personality and Workplace Safety

March 28th 2011 |

Safety, a personality issue? Workplace safety has become a primary concern in many organizations. New laws are being enforced and more and more companies are participating in Health and Safety courses which allow them to promote a safe and healthy workplace environment amongst their staff. Yet every year work-related injuries and diseases cause nearly 1,000 deaths […]

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How to Improve Employee Retention: The Importance of Organizational Values

November 15th 2010 |

What would the Dr. Do? Dispensing expert HR advice from EPSI’s President, the highly respected author André Durivage, Ph.D. Q: I’m a Director at an organization that has implemented a post-graduate university recruitment program as part of our human resources management plan. After reviewing our initial results, we realized that we are experiencing a higher rate […]

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Experience and Expertise in Resolving Disagreements

November 14th 2010 |

The Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST) – A new body takes the lead in settling disagreements The federal public service is faced with a major change as Appeal Tribunals are now being replaced by the Public Service Staffing Tribunal (PSST). This new approach will change the way disagreements will be resolved. This article explains the […]

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The Structured Interview

November 7th 2010 |

The structured interview: a more reliable and efficient way to get the perfect P/E fit! Organizations are searching more and more for the perfect candidate that best reflects the position they are looking to hire for. The most frequently used method is the interview. Although the interview can be conducted in a structured and unstructured […]

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Why Invest in Standardized Assessment Tools?

July 24th 2010 |

Why Invest in Standardized Assessment Tools? What would the Dr. Do? Dispensing expert HR advice from EPSI’s President, the highly respected author André Durivage, Ph.D. Q: I’m the Director of Human Resources at a small company and I have been trying for years to convince our management team to introduce standardized tests in our hiring practices. […]