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Talent Assessment and Techniques: The key to understanding and optimising assessments in the workplace

by Dr Belinda Board and Daniel de Freitas

ISBN: 9781869228224

Publishing Date: September 2019

  • R299,00



Sound assessment practices can help you to quickly sift through candidates to find the best match to join and grow your organisation. Talent Assessment and Techniques: The key to understanding and optimising assessments in the workplace is a practical guide to understanding the objective contribution of assessments to the talent lifecycle and broader business practices. This book unpacks:

The business case for using assessments
The different types of assessments and techniques
The predictive power of assessments
How assessments are used 
How to optimise the candidate experience

It’s absolutely business critical to ensure that your organisation’s assessment strategies and processes are in line with best practice and effectively contribute to talent, HR and business strategy. 

Talent Assessment and Techniques: The key to understanding and optimising assessments in the workplace is an essential read for every CEO, HR executive and talent manager who wants to better understand the role of assessment. It also offers best practice guidelines to refresh your knowledge on assessments and optimise your assessment practices.


Dr. Belinda Board is the CEO of PeopleWise, a global talent management firm, and an Associated Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) in the UK. As a leading psychologist and executive coach in the business world, Belinda blends her deep psychological expertise with 20 years’ experience of working with business leaders around the globe, to enable sustainable growth through the delivery of global end-to-end talent management solutions.She holds postgraduate degrees in organisational and forensic psychology and a PhD in leadership behaviour and workplace well-being. 

Daniel de Freitas (CPsychol) is the Head of Talent Assessment and Principal Business Psychologist at PeopleWise. He is also a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS in the UK and Organisational Psychologist registered with the HPCSA in SA. With a background in organisational psychology, consulting, talent management and human resource management, Daniel has over 13 years of business experience across different industries gaining insight into different operational and strategic talent management practices. Daniel has designed and delivered end-to-end strategic and operational talent management initiatives across the globe.


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