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Data Is An Ingredient Not the Meal: 5 Key Things to Think About to Begin Turning Data Into Information

While data has value to solving organisational problems, it is not a solution in and of itself. This point is lost on clients who think that just by having data that the solution to problems such as retention, selection success and training evaluation will somehow reveal itself.

By | July 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Adaptive Skills and Behaviours Required to Succeed in Future Work Environments

Organisations also need to adapt to the future of work to support these trends and demands, and ensure they are attracting, developing, and retaining top talent. A good place to start is by fostering and embracing the principles of organisational learning.

By | February 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why HR Doesn’t Count – The Touchy Feely Side of Human Resources

A hallmark feature of high-performing businesses is the commercial value that the Human Resources department contributes to the organisation. In such organisations, HR has a seat at the boardroom table and even junior HR personnel [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Myth That Criterion Related Validity Is a Simple Correlation Between Test Score and Work Outcome

Criterion validity is far more than the simple correlations that are found in technical manuals. Validity in this sense is more appropriately described as whether an assessment can deliver a proposed outcome in a given setting with a given group.

By | June 28th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Outplacement: What are ‘Employers of Choice’ Doing in the Face of Job Cuts?

With the current downturn in the mining industry, management are making tough decisions regarding asset optimisation, cost management, risk management and profitability. Naturally, head count is being scrutinised more closely than ever. What isn’t [...]

By | May 13th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

You, Lead? You Don’t Even Know Where You’re Going!

At OPRA we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about leadership. We work to help people become more effective leaders, enabling them to better understand their staff, relate to them, guide them, [...]

By | July 12th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

How Does Emotional Intelligence Relate to Teams?

There are a range of potential strategies for enabling emotionally intelligent behaviour in teams at these three levels. Interpersonal understanding and perspective taking were two strategies that Druskat and Wolff discussed.

By | April 22nd, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments