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Essential skills for a successful elite trader

Everyone wants the best candidate for every open position. Especially when your…

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Increase the ROI of your recruitment processes today

Human resources is sometimes considered a tricky industry when it comes to…

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The foundation of structured interviews

There is no doubt that structured interviews are more reliable than the…

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Less selection bias due to games?

In a series of 3 blog posts, we delve deeper into the phenomenon of bias in…

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Bias-free selection by a computer algorithm?

In a series of 3 blog posts, we delve deeper into the phenomenon of bias in…

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Selecting on CV or on potential?

In a series of 3 blog posts, we delve deeper into the phenomenon of bias in…

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Win the war for talent: How recruiters can see more by looking differently

If you don’t recognize what you are looking for, you will never find it…

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What my new laptop and finding top talent have in common

After being together for five years, we decided to stop the relationship. It…

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The NeurOlympics as a bias-free assessment tool

Bias-Free is one of the most used unique selling points (Usps) today in the HR…

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Brain Break 10: The brain of a bookworm

Reading is good for you. One of the wisdoms that I myself received as a child….

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Insights in the brain key to success on the work floor

Cool! A brain scan of one of our employees. However, a brain scan gives no…

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A glimpse into the brain of the Online marketer

The online marketer. A hard-to-catch prey on the job market. If you have one,…

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Gamers vs. Gamified Assessments

A frequently asked question about Gamified Assessments is wheter experienced…

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The never fully developed brain

One of the most commonly made mistakes with regard to the brain today is that…

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Brain Break 9: from multitasking to multifailing

Drop everything and focus only on the brain break of this week: from…

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The brains of mars and venus on the work floor

Men versus women, bring it on! Women and men, are they really like venus and…

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Capacities test: What does it (not) measure ?

Employers obviously want the best candidates for their vacancies. Different…

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Brain break 8: The auto-complete function of the brain.

For this week’s brain-break you don’t need to do anything, it fills…

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The actual quest in search for talents by nature

What a brain match says about success on the work floor To perfectly match…

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Are you in control?

“This summer will be my summer!” is what you told yourself after the…

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Anticipation: The only real time machine!

We are all time travelers. Each day, we make thousands of short trips into the…

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Attention please!

Do I have your attention? Great! Then let me tell you something about attention…

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A working memory hero on duty

Have you ever walked from one room to another to realize that you have…

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This is how you find tomorrow’s Strategy Consultants

Recognize the high & hidden potentials and spend your time on those who…

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Brain break 7: The Superfit Brain

Brain scans give insight into how the brain benefits from exercise in the long…

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How do you find the best lawyers for the future?

Approximately 4,500 students per year, leave the Dutch universities with a law…

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The open-plan office: from smart solution to criticized work environment

The open-plan office, recently a much criticized working environment. Besides…

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Performance Management: Quantity or Quality?

From talent recognition to talent development Continuous feedback is the way…

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Brain Break 6: Do smaller people have smaller brains?

This week’s brain break we keep extra short: Do smaller people have…

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HiQ: The smart soccer player has the future

How AZ uses game intelligence and cognition in the quest for the pros of the…

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HR Tech: No utopia but reality

HR Tech Landscape 2019 All Dutch recruitment tools in one handy overview Order…

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Brain Break 5: Listen and shiver

Simply counteract unintentional deafness Everyone knows the situation in which…

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Brain Break 4: cocoa improves thinking performance

With this brain fact, you can benefit even more from your “coffee”…

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The end of the CV or not?

Beginning of the data era within HR The better your CV, the more likely you…

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A look behind the scenes at BrainsFirst

The science behind the magic At BrainsFirst we are continually working to…

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Brain Break 3: Mindfulness Meditating

Start your weekend relaxed. Use that last bit of attention to the brain-break…

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Battle of the Brains: Hedwiges Maduro vs Royston Drenthe

In Meet the Players, Voetbalzone will be visiting the old…

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Brain Break 2: Stand up, Move & Remember

Still a little bit of energy left? Good, use it to read the brain-break this…

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Talent recognition in soccer – Game intelligence

Is Frenkie de Jong worth 80 million? How emotion drives the price, and data…

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Beat the work stress: Bring brain and job in balance

Look for the coffeemachine in your company today. There is a good chance that…

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Brain Break 1: Become smarter as you sleep

The office nap at Google might not be such a bad idea Hectic week again? Time…

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No more socially desirable answers? This is how you measure personality.

Insights into the thinking ability (cognition) are the key to achieve optimal…

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BrainsFirst as an alternative to the IQ test

BrainsFirst looks further and is therefore the best alternative for the IQ test…

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Helping Refugees to work: This is how we fix that!

Thousands vacancies, but refugees hardly find a job Despite their education,…

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Recognize good cyber security experts in this way

In a working world where you have to find your way in a 24/7 information flow,…

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The Benefits of Online Assessment Games

Online Assessment Games As the name already suggests, our online assessment…

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