2019 ACSG Conference – all the details

The 39th annual ACSG (Assessment Centre Study Group) conference will take place at Erinvale in Somerset West, South Africa from 11 to 15 March 2019. The conference week includes various AC-related training workshops on 11-13 March, pre-conference workshops on 13 March and a two-day conference on 14 and 15 March. Evalex attends this important conference every year where we exhibit, sponsor and present on ...

Odyssey Talent Management helps cut learnership intake admin

If you or your business are involved in any way in learnership intakes, you will understand the sheer volume of work they require. One of our Odyssey Talent Management clients, for example, runs an annual learnership for 60 people. Each year the company receives roughly 4 500 applications from around the country. The company operates in the field of phlebotomy, or blood collection and analysis, which is a h...

Artificial intelligence – a new frontier in assessment centre technology

With ever-present client concerns regarding the cost of the assessment centre process, the associated issues with inter-rater reliability, central tendency in ratings, declining validities and the modernisation of work, Evalex embarked on applying the emergent technologies of artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing and gamification to the design of assessment centre simulations. As we already had a stro...

OMT Group to be well represented at ACSG

The 39th annual ACSG (Assessment Centre Study Group) conference will take place at Erinvale in Somerset West, South Africa from 11 to 15 March 2019. The conference week includes Assessment Centre (AC) Academy training workshops on 11-13 March, pre-conference workshops on 13 March and the actual conference on 14 and 15 March. Evalex attends this important conference every year where we exhibit, sponsor and presen...

Great things in store for Odyssey in 2019

After a successful 2018, when 30 000 candidates completed the Odyssey gamified assessment battery in a range of different contexts (including semi-skilled, entry level workers, learners, graduates, call centre agents and front-line administrative staff), the Odyssey Talent Management team has set its sights on enhancing the Odyssey product base even further. Some key developments include: Integrating...

Evalex Scenario Assessments – tailor made to your requirements

With our access to cutting-edge technology and experience in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in assessment centre development, Evalex has created customised leadership scenarios that can be tailor-made more specifically to various roles and organisational requirements. This approach provides our clients with the opportunity to select and use assessments at a more focused level, relevant to the inhere...

Odyssey Talent Management impacts positively on productivity, efficiency and training time

Odyssey Talent Management recently undertook a study on a sample of pickers at a major national supermarket chain. The sample was divided into a group of pickers who had undergone the Odyssey Talent Management process and a group who hadn’t. In this study, the performance of a sample of 54 pickers was tracked over a three-month period. Of these 54 pickers, 35 had been selected through the candidate performan...

Evalex to deliver two talks at the 2018 IPM Convention

Evalex’s Pieter Bronkhorst and David Bischof will be speaking at next week’s Institute of People Management (IPM) Convention in Polokwane. The 62nd annual IPM Convention, themed “Leaders & HR: Shifting Gears for Agility”, will take place at the Protea Hotel Ranch Resort from 21 to 24 October, 2018. Pieter is presenting on “Modern Collaboration between Man and Machine – Technology Efficiency ...

Pieter Bronkhorst to present at upcoming congress in the UK

The 41st International Congress on Assessment Center Methods will be held in partnership with the UK-Assessment Centre Group on 9 and 10 October at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor in the United Kingdom. Evalex’s Pieter Bronkhorst will be presenting at the conference. The conference is themed “Hi-Tech or Hi-Touch: The Future of Assessment Centres”, and Pieter will conduct a presentation entitled ...

Evalex’s David Bischof at the 2018 Unisa Consulting Psychology Conference

David Bischof, our business development director, presented at The UNISA 2018 Consulting Psychology Conference on 16 August. His paper was entitled ‘Consulting psychologist as scientist-practitioner: The impact of advancing technology’. David’s presentation focused on on the impact of advancing technology for consulting psychologists in relation to assessment, development and talent management. The impac...