Hiring that’s good for the people and SME’s

At Iridium, people count. We’re a small team and every member is valuable and is a vital building block in our culture. We pay attention to how we hire, who we hire, how we onboard, and how we build our culture. We do it intentionally, it’s not by chance.

The days of being in a job until retirement is a thing of the past. These days people (aged 24-35) change jobs every 24 months as they move in a cycle of promotion, and change careers three times in their life. Finding and grooming the right people to build the best team is important. Job-matching is critical for both us and our team members.

According to Iridium client and assessment solutions expert, Encapsulate Consulting, psychometric tests can help organisations choose the best candidates for any job, and help individuals find jobs that allow them to make the most of their unique strengths and abilities. 

Our ultimate goal is a great match between a person and their job.
Kirsten Halcrow
Director at Encapsulate Consulting.

“Testing can help a job-seeker find the job they love and avoid one that will make them miserable. Psychometric testing analyses abilities and personality in precise ways – ways that relate to the demands of a specific job. It also provides employers with valuable information about what a team member needs to perform at their best, and what opportunities, skills or training may be needed to develop and advance the person in the position,” she added. 

Psychometric test results provide individuals with an understanding of their strongest skills, as well as identifying areas they might build on with practice and experience. Tests of motives, values, and personality can help bring to light the types of work situations where they will thrive, what is most valued in the workplace and if the job fits their personality.

The cost of a bad hire outweighs the cost of a holistic psychometric and competency-based assessment.

Underperforming or mismatched people can easily hide in larger corporates, but the impact of bad hires is almost exponential in SME’s.

Good hiring leads to cultural wellness where new team member’s fit in and a good cultural fit is good for business.

At Iridium, we want innovators, go-getters, managers of one and driven people and we focus on this in every hire. We are a growing team of self-starters and we need to work as a team and as individuals.

For Iridium, we helped source the right people through our assessment battery of cognitive, personality, and integrity tests. We have developed a bespoke report for them and for the person being assessed. Iridium is developing supportive courses for team members that build-up their people and culture.
Kirsten Halcrow
Director at Encapsulate Consulting.
Peter Magner

Peter Magner

Peter is an avid trail runner and sports enthusiast. He has a passion for people and technology and uses these skills to help grow Iridium Business Solutions. He currently heads up the Sales and Marketing for the company, whilst also managing a team of Cloud Accountants. In 2019, he was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the SAICA Top 35-under-35.