[Podcast] Preparing for the Future During Times of Disruption

In this podcast episode, IHR’s Natasha Preocanin and Principal Consultant, Della Rath, from Aon Assessment Solutions, discuss ways to adapt the assessment process in today’s uncertain climate. With great challenge comes great innovation, so we delved into some of the top strategies for ensuring that your organisation evolves throughout this period.

In-house recruiters are now faced with a set of unique challenges and are finding themselves more dependent on technology than ever before. With the rise of technology in recent years there are already a number of options for digitalised recruitment processes, but where some may have shied away from these previously, we are now faced with a situation where virtual solutions are imperative. Undeniably, virtual solutions are the future.

These times have challenged us to work in a different way, finding a balance between personal touch and automation to achieve successful assessments that get the most out of people. These assessments, such as Aon’s, also need to be able to assess behavioural qualities of candidates and employees to understand future performance and potential, rather than solely focusing on past experience. Unlocking the potential of those already a part of your workforce will not only help fill the skills gap but also provide new and exciting opportunities to develop existing employees and candidates, helping them play to their strengths and continually flourish within your organisation.

In this podcast, Natasha and Della discuss the many benefits of taking your assessments online, from flexibility and increased diversity to a broader talent pool. With the absence of face-to-face interviews you have the option to either down-tools or pivot to a digital process, but how do you successfully take your assessments online? Video interviewing, along with behavioural assessments and even virtual assessment centres are all available, but Della talks us through how to achieve the best results along with the use of tools and technology, such as AI.

While the current restrictions in place are only temporary, the workforce and how we assess them, will continue to rapidly evolve long after the pandemic ends.

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Aon’s Assessment Solutions (formerly cut-e) is a global talent management firm and assessment provider that specialise in innovative psychometrics, rigorous scientific testing and a client centric approach to organisational psychology consultancy. Aon undertake 30 million assessments each year in 90 countries and 40 languages.


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