Odyssey’s Kevin Distiller to speak at M&G gamification conference

Odyssey Talent Management MD Kevin Distiller will be sharing insights into the fascinating world of gamification at the upcoming Mail & Guardian gamification conference: Driving Engagement and Improving Business Performance. Kevin joins a panel of speakers from a variety of industries to unpack the concept of gamification and share their experienes. Here's more info: Gamification is essentially the conc...

Evalex to share insights and innovations at SIOPSA 2018

We look forward to attending, speaking and exhibiting at the 20th Annual SIOPSA Conference to be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. The theme of this year’s conference is "The Art of Collaboration". Evalex has secured a Gold sponsorship at the event, which includes an exhibition stand to showcase our locally developed and integrated assessment solutions. David Bischof, our Director...

Odyssey set to ‘game’ 2018 SIOPSA Conference

Odyssey Talent Management is excited about the 2018 Annual SIOPSA Conference and has decided to throw our full weight behind this event. In addition to being listed as one of the sponsors of the conference and having a full stand for all three days, our MD, Kevin Distiller (pictured right), has committed to two separate speaking slots at the event. On the first day of the conference (24 July), Kevin will be...

Talking partnership and gamification in Gaborone

Evalex was well represented at the recent HR Business Partner Conference in Gaborone, Botswana. The conference drew delegates and speakers from across the sub-continent to share ideas and explore partnerships opportunities in the HR space in the region. Evalex founder and CEO, Pieter Bronkhorst, spoke on two topics: “How technology, such as artificial intelligence, impacts assessment of human talent” and ...

When recruiting, the heart is as important as the head

When the Evalex Odyssey team first conceptualised the need for a web- and smartphone-enabled, gamified solution for high-volume and blue collar recruitment, we focused purely on identifying the key skills required for success. To do this, we used scientific and empirical processes such as job design, workshops, line manager interviews as process mapping. The result is a range of engaging, gamified assessments tha...

Representing and presenting at ACSG 2018

The annual Assessment Centre Study Group conference was held in Johannesburg between 15 and 16 March 2018. The conference was a big success and was attended by many of the main role players in the South African assessment industry. The OMT group of companies, to which Evalex and Odyssey belong, definitely made an impact over the two days through our well-presented stand and sponsorship of the Whova confere...

Evalex-sponsored cyclists conquer the Knysna Bull

At Evalex we believe in giving back wherever we can. One of our charitable projects is the support of Knysna Sport Academy, which gives children from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to participate in a number of sports, including cricket, hockey, soccer, tag rugby, golf, cycling, tennis and athletics. Evalex’s involvement in the academy is through sponsorship of the cycling development programme. T...

President Ramaphosa called for it – and Odyssey can help deliver!

South Africa is currently being hit with a wave of optimism – Jacob Zuma’s presidency is finally over, and Cyril Ramaphosa’s term in office is about to begin! While these political trends can only bode well for the long term future of the youth and the Class of 2017, who have just begun to enter the workforce, the reality is that short term opportunities for employment are still rather low. Entering the ...

Odyssey gamifies high-volume, entry-level recruitment

Odyssey is an assessment process for identifying talent and learning potential at the lower levels of work within organisations. It aims to measure readiness for entry into the “World of Work” usually into entry-level jobs in companies. It is a tablet and smartphone driven assessment solution that makes use of gamification and other key technological developments. Thus, rather than using traditional psycho...

Evalex’s view on the current testing and assessment environment in South Africa

2017 was a tumultuous and landmark year for the assessment field in South Africa. Judgement was delivered on 2 May 2017 by Judge Mali in the application brought by the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) in regard to the amendment to Section 8 of the Employment Equity Act of 1998 (EEA). Regardless of outcome of this important court case, Evalex has always ensured that we comply with relevant regulations and l...