A retrospective on the TTS Client Conference 201820181026092410

A retrospective on the TTS Client Conference 2018

Recently, TTS held its third client conference at Butlers Caterers in Midrand. In an ever-increasingly complex environment, it was good to see how we are still able to provide simple, easy-to-implement solutions in our clients’ organisation and help them to make better talent decisions....
5 principles of strategic competency modelling20181026090803

5 principles of strategic competency modelling

In our previous article, we contrasted traditional job analysis with strategic competency modelling. In it, we showed how these important processes differed, with specific emphasis on how competency modelling can be used to sketch out the strategic goals of an organisation and in doing so, provide guidelines on how strategy may be translated into behaviour....
The differing functions of competency modelling and job analysis20181003113721

The differing functions of competency modelling and job analysis

In anticipation of our upcoming TTS Client conference, with its theme of Competencies 2.0: The final frontier, we turn to the important topic of competency modelling and job analysis, two processes that are often misunderstood or confused with one another. Despite an often-muddled view of these two interventions, job analysis and competency modelling actually have quite different functions within the talent management value chain. ...
The TTS Client Conference: 18-19 October 201820180917135257

The TTS Client Conference: 18-19 October 2018

The TTS Client Conference is just around the corner. We're delighted to share with you the full programme for the 18th main conference day. To book your seat for this exciting day of learning, please click here. ...
Competencies are not dead: 3 Reasons why competencies are still as relevant as ever20180913121349

Competencies are not dead: 3 Reasons why competencies are still as relevant as ever

While competencies have long been central to almost all talent management processes, there have been doubts raised by some if they are still relevant in the VUCA, 4th Industrial revolution world we live in. ...
Innovations in graduate recruitment20180903064155

Innovations in graduate recruitment

In an increasingly globalized and digitized talent marketplace, recruiters and IO Practitioners involved in employee selection have a tough time keeping up with demands. Most businesses are expecting shorter time-to-hire windows than ever before, and managers expect to have the best young talent to ensure future-proof functioning. ...
Selecting graduates the best-practice way20180821101433

Selecting graduates the best-practice way

In an increasingly competitive and skills-scarce talent landscape, IO Practitioners who oversee selection and recruitment processes have their work cut out for them. Not only are institutions of higher learning struggling to keep up with the demand for novel and technologically agile qualifications, but competition among the large players in any industry for the very best graduates is on the rise. ...
Going mobile: South African job-seeking Millennials and perceptions of mobile assessments20180802121422

Going mobile: South African job-seeking Millennials and perceptions of mobile assessments

In recent articles, we’ve reviewed not only the available mobile-capable and mobile-first assessments, but also what the world (and specifically the South African) mobile landscape looks like. Recently, TTS conducted a study to investigate the perceptions of Millennials who are entering the technology and telecommunications job market. We were interested to know what this exciting new generation thought of conducting selection assessments on their smartphones, how they behaved, and what their impressions were of such assessments. ...
The mobile world: A South African perspective20180731130115

The mobile world: A South African perspective

Recent developments in assessments has seen a spirited focus on mobile assessments, especially those conducted on smartphone devices. Benefits such as improved engagement, accessibility and turnaround have all been cited as reasons why mobile-enabled and mobile-first assessments are important tools for IO Practitioners. ...
The new rules of recruitment and selection in the digital age20180718092019

The new rules of recruitment and selection in the digital age

While many of us still remember old-fashioned ways of conducting assessments (i.e. pen-and-paper), the last decade has seen a deep integration of digital technology into the processes of recruitment and selection. ...
Gamified assessments: When is “fun” too much fun?20180625150438

Gamified assessments: When is “fun” too much fun?

In our ongoing series of articles on gamified assessments, we have looked at the concept of gamification, specific applications of game-based assessments and cut-e’s exciting new smartPredict product. Today, we look at some potential unintended consequences and risks of gamified assessment practices. ...
Mobile-first gamified assessments: cut-e’s smartPredict20180622141415

Mobile-first gamified assessments: cut-e’s smartPredict

As discussed in previous articles, gamified and game-based assessments are particularly suited to mobile devices such as smartphones. Using the inherent capabilities of smartphones, recruiters can access a wider potential talent pool, especially in developing countries such as South Africa where relatively few people have consistent access to laptops or tablets. In this article, we’ll take a look at some exciting developments in game-based, smartphone-centric assessments from our assessment partner, cut-e (an Aon company). ...
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