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Our employees regularly blog about topics related to HR, testing, recruitment and employee development.

  • Beginning with the Hawthorne experiments in the late 1920s, the field of business- and organisational psychology has been a major contributor within organisations, leading to both heightened job motivation and increased productivity. More recently, the Big Five model of personality was developed and with a still increasing number of studies predicting job behaviour based on the Big Five (Judge & Zapata, 2015), this has become the de facto standard within pre-employment testing.

    Anyone responsible for hiring knows that there is a wide variation in employee performance levels across jobs. For this reason, there is an evident need for selection and recruitment methods that can predict which differences among candidates affect job performance. For the outcome of the recruitment efforts to impact an organsation positively (increased performance, sales, hiring manager’s satisfaction, etc.) the recruiter must be able to trust that the applied methods and processes create certainty.

    Master’s new personality test OPTO (Norwegian language version) has been granted the DNV GL Certificate of Conformity -  a valuable guarantee of quality and usability
  • MPA has been granted accreditation

    The Master Person Analysis (English language version) has been granted the Certificate of Registration as a Psychological Test for the third time. First time was in 2007, then 2012 and now 2017. 
  • Better hires for service jobs

    Service is the key to the exceptional customer experience and loyalty, and a customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer has of a business. Many service companies, including retailers, call centers and security firms, can reduce costs and make better hires by using a short web-based service test as the first screening step. This is exactly what IKEA, Kongens Kurva, Sweden experienced when they applied the BRIGHT service and sales test as part of their hiring process.