Employment Interview Questions (For Fitness Businesses)

Introduction An employment interview, whether using a structured or unstructured format, is an important element in the recruitment and selection process – with it usually being the first time you will have met the candidate face-to-face. It is also important to have consistency regarding the questions you ask each candidate so that you can compare… Read More

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Military Populations: Linking Motivational Interviewing Plus Feedback with Untreated Alcohol Abuse

Research Paper Title Randomised Trial of Motivational Interviewing Plus Feedback for Soldiers With Untreated Alcohol Abuse. Background Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are prevalent in the military and are a major public health concern. Although efficacious AUD interventions exist, few service members seek treatment. Army-specific barriers to AUD treatment include treatment being recorded on health records,… Read More

Millennials: Linking Lack of ‘Hard Work’ and Handshakes

For those of you who like a firm handshake, here are some interesting research/study findings: Researchers asked 237 participants aged under 30 to exert as much force as they could on a hand dynamometer, which measures grip force in pounds. The results showed that strength scores were lower for both men and women than they were… Read More

Interviews: Yes, They Really Did Ask That…

Although most interviewers during the recruitment process will ask relevant and appropriate questions, not everyone is so enlightened according the CIPDs People Management magazine (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). “A new list of the most shocking questions in recent UK graduate interviews, compiled by lawyers Thomas Mansfield, takes us back to the heyday of… Read More

Playing Games could find the Best Candidates for Plum Jobs

An article by Hal Hodson writing in the New Scientist: Hate writing covering letters? Fall to pieces in interviews? Not to worry. Soon the top candidates for a job will be chosen by how well they play video games. Last week a company called Starfighter was launched. Its aim is to create games you can only master if… Read More

Are You A Deceiver?

UK organisations are flooded with applications from willing candidates, leaving employers to separate the wheat from the chaff (the CIPD’s recent Labour Market Outlook reported an average of 45 applications for each vacancy). Experienced recruiters therefore become the coveted custodians of one of the most important talent management strategies. Worryingly, a study from the Journal… Read More

News: How Long is a Piece of String? 8 Interviews Apparently!

“Unless you have vast disposable wealth and a Roman Abramovich-like fascination for superyachts, a house is probably the largest investment you’ll ever make. And yet most of us pledge a sum several times our annual salary on a new property with less due dilligence than we employ on a new phone. A couple of carefully… Read More