Amy Cooper's Blog (5)

Virtual Assessment Centre – An alternative to face-to-face


COVID-19 presents a unique challenge for recruiting teams across the globe. While the work we do hasn’t changed, the landscape and how we deliver results has. Organisations are still pressing forward with their recruitment and finding ways to quickly adapt to the virtual world of assessing potential.

Despite the remote move, potential employees will still need to be provided an opportunity to demonstrate the behaviours and skills that are important to both the role…


Added by Amy Cooper on February 15, 2021 at 17:38 — No Comments

Creating COVID-safe assessment centres for St John Ambulance


St John Ambulance WA have been using Assessment Centres for a number of years as part of the selection process for their Student Ambulance Officers (SAOs). This highly competitive process sees over 1000 applicants compete each year for a place in St John’s and Curtin’s program to become future paramedics. Previously, these Assessment…


Added by Amy Cooper on February 15, 2021 at 17:30 — No Comments

Embracing and recruiting for neurodiversity

There has been an increasing interest and focus in recent years towards organisations recognising and leveraging the unique skillsets of neurodiverse employees – namely, those with neurological variations such as Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and ADHD.

This unique skillset can include one or many of the following:

  • ability to be hyper focus,
  • to think outside the box and innovate,
  • greater awareness and attention to detail,
  • greater logical and…

Added by Amy Cooper on November 13, 2020 at 10:43 — No Comments

How to proactively access the hidden job market

We have been speaking to our Outplacement clients recently about their concerns that there are relatively few jobs being advertised. However, despite the apparent drought, there are always jobs out there and we have clients moving into new roles every week.

This is because many of these people are accessing new opportunities through the hidden job market, but even…


Added by Amy Cooper on October 22, 2020 at 14:15 — No Comments

Improving the recruitment and selection of people with disabilities

Despite representing nearly 20% of the Australian population, people with disabilities are severely underrepresented in the workforce and face numerous barriers to employment.

This year, People Solutions undertook a research project to examine the challenges that organisations face in employing people with disabilities, the gaps between best practice and actual practice among organisations in Western Australia, and what can be done to improve these practices. We conducted…


Added by Amy Cooper on June 23, 2020 at 14:00 — No Comments

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