The seven deadly sales inhibitors

Every employee in every organisations carries traits that either enhance or inhibit job performance. By measuring an employees enhancers and inhibitors and comparing the results with the requirements of a particular role, Evalex helps line managers to predict workplace behaviour. This, in turn, lessens the risk of surprises and guides a manager in staff selection, development and talent management. The measure...

Don’t hire a bishop to do a rook’s job

By Hendrik Bronkhorst, industrial psychologist and lead consultant at Evalex So often we see line managers becoming desperate when they can’t find the candidate who ticks all the boxes of the job spec they’re hiring for. This desperation is understandable. Your team is bleeding and you need a body in that seat! One of the common mistakes that line managers make is hiring someone who lacks one or two of ...

Where is all the good talent hiding?

If you’re a recruiter wondering why you can’t find the perfect-fit candidate for that role you’ve been trying to fill for ages, take heart… there is a lot of good talent out there – you just need to know where to find it. Evalex founder and CEO, Dr Pieter Bronkhorst, says recruiters often feel like they’re out in the wilderness with no suitable candidates to meet the needs of the businesses they se...

How to handle harping in the workplace

We all know that person, the one who always presents a million reasons why something won’t work, without suggesting a workable solution themselves. In psychoanalytical parlance, such people are called harpers. “It is helpful to have somebody who is able to identify risks, stumbling blocks and problems,” says Evalex’s Hendrik Bronkhorst. “However, when someone identifies stumbling blocks with little a...

Evalex Leadership Assessment solution at a glance

The Evalex leadership assessment is one of the most advanced and comprehensive solutions on the market, comprising six assessment centre simulations and seven psychometric questionnaires. Our product offering is detailed in the infographic below, or in this PDF. More details of our service offering are available on our website.  ...

Why you should be measuring your team’s performance inhibitors

A performance inhibitor is a characteristic behaviour or combination of traits that could impede an individual’s overall performance in the workplace. Inhibitors can potentially impact a person’s ability to resolve problems, manage relationships, manage themselves and execute and deliver on their tasks and objectives. “For the past 36 years Evalex has been identifying areas of non-performance in companie...

Ability and business acumen: two sides of the same coin

So often we come across people who are really good at their jobs, but flounder when they are promoted or given more responsibility. On the other end of the scale is the employee who has an incredible amount of potential or technical skill, but lacks the breadth of knowledge or general leadership skills required for a management position. What do we do with these individuals in our organisation? “Many comp...

Does your personality affect the quality of your business decisions?

Research by Evalex into the decision-making capabilities of more than 500 managers reveals some interesting findings. Most notably, our research reveals that certain personality traits are predictors of decision-making capability, and therefore can predict the level at which an individual can function within an organisation. “Using the Wizard Statistical program, we discovered strong correlation coefficients...

Your leadership assessment feedback is in your inbox

Evalex provides leadership and psychometric assessment feedback directly to candidates via email, allowing them to peruse their results in their own time. As human beings, we love finding out about ourselves. On the one end of the scale we see a flood of personal tests on social media – things like “Which Harry Potter character are you?”, or “What is the colour of your aura, and what does it say about...

The professional still matters

We live in a world where technology is everywhere. If your business does not incorporate technological methods to make things smarter, faster and more efficient, your existence is probably in danger. But beware of relying on tech only, particularly when it comes to predicting performance in the workplace. Evalex recently conducted some in-house research based on data collected from our own work done with va...