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...

A successful year for Odyssey

The Odyssey Talent Management team has had a very busy year so far. Our MD, Kevin Distiller, has been on a mission to punt the benefits of gamified talent assessment to the Industrial Psychology, HR and recruitment fraternity across the country. This has included presenting at a range of conferences and also recording a podcast on RadioOnmicor on The Uberification of Assessments with Omnicor’s Hilton Rudnick ...

Updated and revised Evalex Business Simulations

Leadership must be one of the most critical challenges in any organisations and in developing business leadership, it is crucial to use the correct assessment approaches to identify talent in order to reap the best return on subsequent development efforts. Using a less than optimal solution in assessing candidates for managerial and leadership roles can waste valuable time and resources. The EBS is an onli...

An update on the current South African Assessment Landscape

2017 and 2018 have been tumultuous and landmark years for the assessment field within 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 it compli...

Welcome to our new home

Evalex recently moved into a new space in Rivonia, not far from our old offices in Wessel Road. “With all the recent growth we’ve been experiencing as a business, we required larger premises to accommodate a bigger team,” says Evalex MD, Hendrik Bronkhorst. “Our new offices have been designed to encourage team collaboration and engagement while ensuring a continued strong candidate experience and e...

If you believe assessments can’t be fun, think again!

In the early 2000s assessment went online from their previous paper-and-pencil format. Nothing really changed until a few years ago, when we saw the rise of artificial intelligence, increased competition in the marketplace and a new generation of people who need to be brought into the market. These factors drove a number of organisations in the assessment space to look at gamification as a means of using technolo...

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...