Odyssey’s 2021 highlights

Odyssey has seen its fair share of highlights in 2021. First among these is the hurdling functionality that’s been built into the pre-hire phase of our recruitment process. When combined with the new Evalex Video Interview Assessment (VIA) solution, we are confident that we have a solution that will revolutionise high volume assessment industry in South Africa. We have also seen an amazing uptick in our D...

Odyssey’s hurdling platform addresses high-volume recruitment pain points

Odyssey Talent Management has built a new platform that addresses a number of pain points in the pre-hire phase of the recruitment process, particularly where there is a high number of applicants. “There are a lot of challenges in the high-volume recruitment space, both for candidates and for employers,” explains Odyssey MD, Kevin Distiller. “From a candidate point of view it feels like you're in a s...

Interesting Odyssey presentations from the 2020 SIOPSA Conference

Odyssey Talent Management MD Kevin Distiller delivered a couple of presentations at the 2020 SIOPSA Conference. The first was entitled "Using gamification, AI and science to improve a multi-country graduate recruitment process". In this case study about a large FMCG client he discusses key challenges of dealing with a diversity of candidates from several countries in Africa and streamlining the organisation's re...

A Model to Address Youth Unemployment: Addressing the Whole Person

The South African Human Rights commission has stated that South Africa remains one of the most unequal countries in the world. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a multi-pronged strategy to tackle inequality in the State of the Nation Address in 2018, which included paying increased attention to youth unemployment. This included job summits, the launch of the YES initiative, tax incentives, and an expanded publ...

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 where many people are unable to find employment through the normal recruitment and selection channels. Traditional screening based on education excludes...

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...

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