In 2010, a young freelancer Alec Braunstein decided to get a job. And not just anywhere, but in one of the five largest advertising agencies in the United States. Braunstein had no connections, no name. But he had some common sense and ingenuity. Alec rightly decided that it was futile to rely on traditional employment methods. Hundreds of candidates apply for this job with him, many of them were smarter and more capable than him. If he gets involved in an open battle, then the chances of getting a job he wanted were negligible.
So, what is this “Assessment”? The word “Assessment” means “getting a score, a mark”, and getting a mark in almost all of us causes unpleasant feelings even from school. But if at school only our grades and, to some extent, the reputation in the class depended on this, now salary, career and professional prospects depend on it.
The workforce has become very mobile in the recent years. Even the lockdown of 2020 has not changed the global trend of massive relocation in search for a better workplace. Another global trend is the proliferation of large multinational businesses in local markets and employment by these companies of staff locally. In this article we will consider some main features of working in a large multinational company.
We challenge ourselves to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly, and to identify priority areas for developing and improving our skills. Through continuous introspection and assessment methods, you can track your own growth and development. We test other people for the same purpose, especially when we want to involve them in certain tasks. Such tests are very popular and common in a professional environment. Situational judgement tests and personality test are used at pre-employment or promoting, as well as when employees themselves or their employers want to learn more about their level in relation to a specific professional skill or personality traits.
Every day we experience certain emotions, positive and negative, inspiring and demotivating, contributing to the achievement of our goals and, on the contrary, contradicting them. All our life we are subject to this seemingly uncontrollable energy. But is it so uncontrollable? And what about emotions in business? Can emotions of employees help to do business for their employers? In this article we will discuss emotions in business and situational judgement tests to assess emotions – emotional quotient (EQ, emotional intelligence, social intelligence) that help employers to pick the right candidates.
HR agents all over the world strive to find the best candidates for their companies. They need to check numerous resumes and make dozens of interviews to pick the pros. And what many HR agents say is that very often laymen are more confident than real professionals. And sometimes it is a hard task for HR agents and employers to tell them apart. A pro can be shy, and a nonexpert can seem to be the most confident and proper candidate for a job. But the cost of a mistake for the employer can be too high, especially if they hire a senior manager. If this article we will compare laymen and pros and the Dunning-Kruger effect.
Accenture is a consulting firm providing consulting services in IT, finance, management, organization, HR, industrial and manufacturing operations to any interested organization.
Citibank (Citi, Citi Bank, Citigroup) is one of the largest international banks in terms of total assets (13th place with $1,842 trillion at the end of 2019). Citi has branches in 103 countries and employs over 215,000 people as of early 2020. Citibank is the core structure of Citigroup – a large financial corporation started in 1812 in New York, USA.
Mondelēz International (Mondelez) is an FMCG corporation headquartered in Deerfield, USA, one of the leaders in food production. For 2020, it is the second largest chocolate and confectionery manufacturer in the world after Mars.
The Rio Tinto Company, a mining company, was established in 1873 for the development of ancient copper workings in the Rio Tinto region of Spain. In the middle of the last century, the company’s business interests were very diverse – from the production of cement, chemicals and automobiles to oil and gas production. By the nineties, the group’s activities were focused exclusively on the mining industry and related industries, where it had already acquired a global character. At present, the interests of the concern are focused on the exploration of deposits and the subsequent mining of copper, aluminum, gold and diamonds, silver, nickel, titanium, rare earth metals, coal, and iron ore.