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 concept ...

Odyssey set to ‘game’ 2018 SIOPSA Conference

Odyssey Talent Management is excited about the 2018 Annual SIOPSA Conference and has decided to throw our full weight behind this event. In addition to being listed as one of the sponsors of the conference and having a full stand for all three days, our MD, Kevin Distiller (pictured right), has committed to two separate speaking slots at the event. On the first day of the conference (24 July), Kevin will be spe...

Talking partnership and gamification in Gaborone

Evalex was well represented at the recent HR Business Partner Conference in Gaborone, Botswana. The conference drew delegates and speakers from across the sub-continent to share ideas and explore partnerships opportunities in the HR space in the region. Evalex founder and CEO, Pieter Bronkhorst, spoke on two topics: “How technology, such as artificial intelligence, impacts assessment of human talent” and “...

When recruiting, the heart is as important as the head

When the Evalex Odyssey team first conceptualised the need for a web- and smartphone-enabled, gamified solution for high-volume and blue collar recruitment, we focused purely on identifying the key skills required for success. To do this, we used scientific and empirical processes such as job design, workshops, line manager interviews as process mapping. The result is a range of engaging, gamified assessments tha...

Representing and presenting at ACSG 2018

The annual Assessment Centre Study Group conference was held in Johannesburg between 15 and 16 March 2018. The conference was a big success and was attended by many of the main role players in the South African assessment industry. The OMT group of companies, to which Evalex and Odyssey belong, definitely made an impact over the two days through our well-presented stand and sponsorship of the Whova conference ...

President Ramaphosa called for it – and Odyssey can help deliver!

South Africa is currently being hit with a wave of optimism – Jacob Zuma’s presidency is finally over, and Cyril Ramaphosa’s term in office is about to begin! While these political trends can only bode well for the long term future of the youth and the Class of 2017, who have just begun to enter the workforce, the reality is that short term opportunities for employment are still rather low. Entering the wo...

Odyssey gamifies high-volume, entry-level recruitment

Odyssey is an assessment process for identifying talent and learning potential at the lower levels of work within organisations. It aims to measure readiness for entry into the “World of Work” usually into entry-level jobs in companies. It is a tablet and smartphone driven assessment solution that makes use of gamification and other key technological developments. Thus, rather than using traditional psychomet...

Lower-level roles are as important as senior leadership

Since McKinsey coined the term “war for talent”, many articles have been written on talent management. Almost any organisation worth its salt has spent time and money investing in talent management systems. In 2014 the Korn Ferry Institute noted that the competitive landscape is becoming increasingly global in scope. The institute found that even small and mid-size companies have no choice but to compete on ...

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