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About Saqib Saddiq

With over 15 years of experience helping some of the world’s largest organisations select and retain their best talent, Saqib has gained invaluable experience working both as a consultant for some of the world’s leading companies but also in-house as Global Head of Assessment for a Fortune 100 FMCG organisation. His passion combined with his knowledge is evident from the moment you speak with him, and you will realise very quickly that you are in good hands for anything assessment related. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society BPS) and a registered practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Norms – A Small Primer on the Use of Norms for Assessment

By |May 10th, 2015|

Norms provide a useful way of selecting the best of what is available in a particular situation (economic crisis) or environment (lack of talent in a locality), but does this in line with the recruitment targets of the organisation. In actual terms, norms are a way of benchmarking the applicants against others of a comparable […]

Classical Test Theory – The Basis of all Assessment

By |May 10th, 2015|

At a given point in time, one’s ability or magnitude of a trait is more or less consistent, or stable. Using ability as an example for this article, every individual has a potential to learn and acquire new information. This internal potential in the case of ability is something that cannot necessarily be determined with […]

Discrimination in Recruitment and Adverse Impact

By |May 10th, 2015|

Recruitment processes should be fair and only discriminate between individuals on the basis of their ability or potential for subsequent job performance, and not on the basis of their ‘Protected Characteristic’ (PC) as defined by the Equality Act 2010. However, there are instances when certain groups are disadvantaged in a recruitment process due to one of […]

Legislation in Assessment considering the Equality Act 2010

By |May 10th, 2015|

A significant requirement of any assessment process is for it to be legally defensible, in that the use of the process itself does not violate any current legislation specifically in relation to discrimination. A number of legal rulings have resulted in various acts which cover the various forms of legislation, and with the European Union […]

Graduate Recruiting: Keys To Predicting Performance

By |May 3rd, 2015|

The current economic conditions have resulted in fewer jobs, increased number of candidates competing for these places, and tightened HR resources and budgets. As a result, HR departments have continued to rely on the recruitment processes that were designed to work effectively during times when the applicant numbers and competition was not so great. Tightened […]

One-third of the Workforce is Psychologically “Unhealthy”

By |May 3rd, 2015|

An investigation into the role of perceived work stress upon absenteeism, job satisfaction, psychological health and family across five disparate occupational groups
The link between psychological well-being and occupational stress has been the subject of extensive investigation (Warr, 1994). Several researchers have focused on specific variables deemed to impact work-related stress, but few have attempted to […]

Librarians ‘suffer most stress’

By |May 3rd, 2015|

Original article published by the BBC on 12 Jan 2006

Fighting fires may sound taxing, chasing criminals demanding, but a new study says that working in a library is the most stressful job of all. Librarians are the most unhappy with their workplace, often finding their job repetitive and unchallenging, according to psychologist Saqib Saddiq.
He told the British […]

Psychometric Assessment in the middle and far-east

By |April 30th, 2015|

With the globalisation of human resources practices, the use of objective assessment in the search for human talent has gained increasing popularity. Countries such as India and China are growing at an enormous rate, with other countries such as those from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are drastically inspiring the world with their substantial growth […]