Odyssey makes talent assessment accessible to all

Odyssey Talent Management (OTM) is a proudly South African assesstech company that was formed to address a clear gap in the assessment market: A locally developed assessment battery designed and developed from the ground up, catering for developing economies such as South Africa, where many people are unable to find employment through the normal recruitment and selection channels. Traditional screening based...

Join us at the ACSG’s upcoming gamification webinar!

Richard Landers, associate professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota in the USA, will be discussing gamification in the assessment centre domain in a live webinar on Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 17:30 CAT. Gamification is a hot topic right now in the AC space and there have been some incredible advancements made in the field in recent times. Be sure not to miss this informative session! CPD poi...

Forward-looking organisations are already planning future talent programmes

Many blogs posted recently focus on how individuals, teams and organisations can use the downturn in normal business activity to remain positive, to plan, and to find unexpected opportunity to add value to their stakeholders. From an educational point of view, universities both in South Africa and around the world, have had to adapt to lockdown conditions, and are experimenting with the use of online classes ...

Finding opportunity during Covid-19: Engage with students and young talent!

By Kevin Distiller, MD of Odyssey Talent Management Many blogs currently being posted focus on how individuals, teams and organisations can use the downturn in normal business activity to remain positive, to plan for the future, and to find unexpected opportunity to add value to their stakeholders. From an educational point of view, universities around the world, including South Africa, have had to adapt t...

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 a...

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...

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