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EPSI - Newsletter Fall 09
   Editor's Note
   The Interview
   What would the Dr. do?
   Personality Tests
   Conferences and Expositions
   What's Happening in HR!
   EPSI Experts
  EPSI - Newsletter Fall 09

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EDITOR's NOTE

Focusing a Spotlight on Innovation and Recruitment!

Welcome to the 2009 Fall Edition of the EPSI Newsletter. During the last two years, major events within the business world have forced HR practitioners to alter the manner in which they provide services in their organizations. Consequently, there has been an increase in demand for innovation in staffing and recruitment products and services by our new and existing clients.

HR practitioners know that innovation and change in the strategies and approaches they propose are critical given that the consequences of poor decisions have become increasingly significant. In addition, management expectations have risen and employees rely on HR personnel to guide them through these changing and challenging times. The current overall situation is a perfect opportunity to introduce new practices and push organizational boundaries. Thus, now is the time to create change by taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by innovative HR technology and incorporating the advantages into daily practices. 

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Discover
the practical and efficient guide - reliable answers for your Interview Inquiries

COMPARISON OF THE STRUCTURED
   AND THE UNSTRUCTURED INTERVIEW

Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Interview

More than ever, organizations are looking for the right fit for the job. A number of assessment methods are suggested for this, the most widely used of which is the interview. As a matter of fact, the vast majority of organizations use this assessment means for determining the ideal individual for the position to be filled. An interview can take various forms but more particularly, can be conducted using a structured or unstructured approach. 

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WHAT WOULD THE DR. DO?

Dispensing expert HR advice from the highly respected author and EPSI President André Durivage, Ph.D.

Q: I currently work for an SME (editor's note: small to medium enterprise) and we are thinking of purchasing a professional and validated competency model. Is it worth the cost, or should we look at building our own in-house?

Kelly M, via email

André's Answer

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PERSONALITY TESTS AND WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION:
   WHAT DO THE COURTS THINK?

An interesting perspective on the use of personality tests

While specialists have been concerned about the nature and impact of psychometric tools for decades, the use of personality tests in the workplace is once again being questioned and giving rise to debate. Indeed, being refused a job or promotion due to poor results on a personality test is of particular concern to candidates, given that results reflect a person's inherent nature. As a result, employees are concerned about the use of personality tests and their fundamental rights. 

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EPSI Team

CONFERENCES AND EXPOSITIONS

Read about our experiences as we participate in various conferences across North America.

SHRM conference in New Orleans
EPSI's presence and its COMPMETRICA assessment products were noticed at the 61st SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Annual Conference. 

2009 CRHA Conference
On September 29th and 30th, the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés [order of certified human resources advisors] (CRHA) – will hold its 2009 conference at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Focusing on the theme “LA COMMUNICATION au cœur de la fonction RH” this conference will bring together human resource specialists from every area of the HR field. 

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What's Happening in HR!

HR, TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE

How Technology is changing the face of HR in the workplace.

In the last century, technological advances have had a tremendous impact on all aspects of our personal lives, as well as having transformed our workplace. In both of these areas, advances continue to help individuals be more effective and productive in completing task. 

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its new IT testing center - 20 individual work stations, use of leading edge IT equipment, Bilingual Administrators and much more ...

EPSI EXPERT, MARIO SABOURIN

Mario Sabourin's picture, EPSI Expert

EPSI's Experts provide interesting and informative perspectives on various aspects of HR. Below are some thoughts from one of EPSI's Experts.

In order for an organization to benefit from innovation and available technology, it must have the right personnel who are knowledgeable, capable, dedicated and ready to take on new challenges.

The Fall Edition of this newsletter features Mario Sabourin, an individual who actively participates in the strategic direction of our organizational IT objectives and is a highly valued and respected member of EPSI's IT personnel. 

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