What happens to your intelligence as you age?

What happens to your intelligence as you age?

The table below shows what happens to people’s cognitive ability as they get older (Schaie, 1994). As you can see, your ability with words tends to hold up very well.  Great news if you are a poet, author, public speaker, or any other form of communicator.  You don’t...
Does having a degree make you a better employee?

Does having a degree make you a better employee?

In the last year or so we have seen a number of big employers – PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst and Young being two of them – state that they will not require a degree from people who want to work for them.  This is an interesting position to take.  I would...
Low IQ politics makes perfect sense

Low IQ politics makes perfect sense

  I read an article recently which introduced me to a new phrase – Low IQ Politics. I had not heard this before, but it makes perfect sense. Some key elements of low IQ politics are beliefs such as: A particular ethnic minority is responsible for the majority of...
Is this what’s wrong with the IT sector?

Is this what’s wrong with the IT sector?

Due to the growth of SACS online business, I have had to hire three senior IT professionals over the last 18 months. At SACS, the recruitment sequence of events is as follows:   Advertise Review CVs Psych test Interview This is highly effective for us because we...
Does Blind Recruitment Really Work?

Does Blind Recruitment Really Work?

A powerful recent trend in recruitment practice is that of “blind recruitment”. In blind recruitment people deidentify recruitment communication from candidates such as covering emails and resumes through removing information such as people’s names or any reference to...