Home' Careers Magazine : March 2011 Educate Yourself Contents 8 NEWCASTLE HERALD Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Science can be added to the
process of selection.
EDUCATE YOURSELF FOR A BRIGHTER CAREER
EVERY employee understands that
finding a job involves interviews, resumes
But for employees who seek work through
workforce advisory and management
company Chandler Macleod, the process also
includes behavioural testing to ensure
candidates are the perfect fit for their new
General manager of recruitment Margo
Shand said the testing, or psychometric
assessment, added science to the process of
''It makes sure we get it right more often for
the organisation and get the best fit for the
organisation,'' she said.
The assessment involves answering
questions on a computer.
Ms Shand said these relate to how a
candidate would fit with the culture of an
organisation as well as how they cope under
''In a high-pressure, high-volume call
centre, it's an environment that people need
to be reasonably resilient and need to be
able to cope with pressure,'' she said.
''They may have the capability and
interview very well, but sometimes the
psychometric assessment will show it might
not be the best environment for them to work
''It doesn't look at cognitive capabilities, it's
about what they think, their preferences in
certain situations, their behaviour and how
they would fit into the culture of the job.''
Ms Shand said it also revealed how the
candidate would be best managed as a new
She said this testing enabled Chandler
Macleod to work in a similar way to a real
estate agent, to connect employers with
candidates that were the best fit.
Chandler Macleod consultants have first-
hand knowledge of the business community
and understand the economic considerations
and drivers for the region.
''We maintain a very high quality registered
candidate pool -- we have candidates who are
in the market and are looking, saying 'Can you
keep an eye out for me', and we look for
relevant positions,'' Ms Shand said.
''Sometimes we specifically source for
''When we go looking for a client [company]
we look through our registered client pool or
we may go to market.''
Chandler MacLeod can fill positions
throughout a company's entire workforce, from
a labourer through to the CEO.
It can provide permanent recruitment
options, as well as temporary recruitment and
It has worked with clients in sectors
including government, health, infrastructure,
manufacturing, engineering, law and
Ms Shand said 80 per cent of the businesses
that Chandler Macleod worked with were
related to mining.
This includes mine sites and businesses
supplying services to the mining industry,
''It makes you realise how important that
industry is to our region,'' she said.
There are 50 branches in Australia and NZ.
At Chandler Macleod, we know that finding the ideal employment
opportunity can be a time consuming, and stressful process. In fact,
changing jobs is rated as one of the most stressful life experiences,
and can have massive implications for your future. With over 50 years
experience in finding and recruiting the best possible people across
numerous industry sectors and specialist roles, our ambition is simple
when partnering with candidates - to connect you with your BestFit
role, and organisation that will allow you to succeed in your career.
We'd like to take the stress out of job hunting, so that your transition
between jobs is an experience you can be excited about. So, let our
local Newcastle team do the ground work. As specialists in recruitment,
we have an extensive network of clients that we're only too happy to
connect you with.
Executive and Professional
Sales and Marketing
Accounting & Finance
Office Support and Administration
For further information contact our Newcastle team on 4978 7744
or visit www.chandlermacleod.com for information, advice and of
course, access to the best jobs in the Hunter region.
If the cap doesn't fit,
we won't make you wear it.
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