Online development during the Covid-19 pandemic

Our previous blog highlighted the impact of Covid-19 on the recruitment space and provided some suggestions on how organisations and recruiters can consider the use of structured interviews and automated, integrated, online assessment processes to assist with continuity in recruitment.   With lockdown situations in the majority of organisations globally, we are fast approaching a stage where people who are w...

Online recruitment during the Covid-19 pandemic

Our previous blog highlighted the impact of Covid-19 on the recruitment and assessment space and how recruiters are turning to online interviewing and digital platforms to assist with recruitment. The question many organisations are now facing is whether to stop recruitment for fear of the economic impact of the virus or to proceed with hiring to prevent business slowdown, and to ensure an adequately stocked...

The impact of Covid-19 on the recruitment and assessment space

The continued spread of Covid-19 has disrupted the day-to-day operations of countless organisations around the world, leaving many with no option but to allow employees to work from home. This is being reinforced with global lockdowns, with South African following this best practice approach. This social distancing technique is being used to help contain the spread and at the same time ensuring that employees re...

Evalex and Covid-19

Following President Ramaphosa’s address to the nation, and with the increasing news and concern regarding the Covid-19 coronavirus, OMT/Evalex/Odyssey would like to ensure our clients we are monitoring the developing situation and have resources in place to provide you with continued service in delivery of our assessment solutions.  With a strong online focus in our assessment and development methodologies, ...

Odyssey Talent Management: The sky is the limit

The Odyssey Talent Management team has had a fantastic 2019. Our  MD Kevin Distiller presented a thought leadership paper at ACSG in April, outlining the advantages and pitfalls of gamification, facilitated a round table discussion on the key trends and future of gamification in the assessment landscape, and presented a case study on a large-scale, multinational graduate recruitment initiative that Odyssey was ...

Let’s meet at the 2019 SIOPSA Conference!

The 21st annual SIOPSA Conference will be held at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria between 22 and 24 July 2019. The OMT Group will be well represented and we are all eagerly looking forward to the event. The theme of this year’s conference is “IOP 4.0 – Ahead of our Time”. (You can view the conference agenda here.) The SIOPSA theme aligns well with our focus on innovation, acce...

Using technology to scientifically and rigorously streamline your graduate recruitment process

In 1997, McKinsey coined the term “the war for talent” to depict the competitive and complex challenge of recruiting and retaining the best talent in the market. Over the past few years, it has been clear that this term is at least as relevant as it was at the turn of the century, especially when companies try to attract the best young talent into their graduate recruitment programmes. This is because the...

The complex relationship between skill level, education, experience and work readiness

At Odyssey Talent Management we have always held the belief that education and experience impact on the overall work readiness and basic skill level of the working population. We decided to test this thinking by analysing our database, which consists of over 94 000 candidates, eight countries and 54 companies. We looked at all the candidates we have assessed, and compared their results on our Odyssey ...

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...

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...

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