How we’re using Psychogeometric testing for hiring

Workplace diversity is a buzz phrase in the hiring world, and is a key consideration in today’s fast paced environment.  It can be the difference between balance and unrest in a team.  It is also a broad term which is most commonly applied to gender and culture, but it should also be considered in relation to personality type.
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In Conversation: Cameron Gillies

Part of what we do involves asking lots of questions of our candidates, so we thought it only fair that you get to know us a little better.  Here, Cameron Gillies, our Managing Director, shares a little about his life outside of work, his technological history and passes on some advice for job hunters.

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I’ve got a beef! Where are all the recruiters going???

Why have all the recruiters (or should I say Talent Acquisition Specialists) working in the big software companies been trained and grounded in search and recruiting firms?  Have you ever seen a recruiter at Google, Amazon et al. trained at said company from rookie status through to competency? No, I thought not! These companies don’t train – someone else does that for them.  Have a look through LinkedIn at the thousands of recruiters who work at the software behemoths.
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How finding the right candidate is like finding a great whisky

We all know how hard it is to find that perfect candidate. There are always a large number and variety to choose from, each with their own specific characteristics, skills and experience. Sometimes it’s hard to sort through the noise to get to ‘the one’, often overlooking great potential because it doesn’t look right. For me it’s a bit like finding a great single malt whisky.
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Were rabbit trappers the JAVA programmers of their time?

Recently in Hobart, Tasmania I meandered through what is called “The Soldiers Walk”. The Soldiers Walk is a gentle 2-3km walk with bronze plaques laid in front of a specially planted cedar tree. Each plaque uniquely represents a citizen of Hobart who had passed away through the course of the Great War. There are some
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Defining Career Moment: “I have a life outside of work”

The Cambridge dictionary describes a career-defining moment or action as “one that is very important in making someone successful in their job, or in deciding how they will be remembered.” At Mantech, we have talked about such moments a lot recently, and have decided to share some of ours to give you an insight into who the team are, and how they came to be where they are now.  Here, our Team Manager Richard Center talks about the importance of work/ life balance and what it took to secure his job at Mantech 16 years ago.
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How to build a culture of continuous improvement…

…and use it to increase team productivity.

Continuous improvement is a principle developed as part of various Lean/ Agile methodologies.  With constant evaluation and solution implementation at its core, it serves to improve workplace culture, streamline processes and ultimately work towards more productive team performance.  This modern approach to management has many benefits, and once implemented effectively, can help to empower staff and improve company culture; both of which are proven to produce cost efficiencies.
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Women In Technology Part 2: Solar Analytics Senior Project Manager, Cindy Hung

As Cindy Hung knows, technology is primarily a male dominated industry.  With 16 years of management experience, 9 of which have been in technology, she recently made a career move that changed her perception of how the industry functions.  Cindy is now a Senior Project Manager at Solar phentermine no prescription Analytics, an international software startup at the forefront of the tech industry which also  seeks to actively include women in its workforce.  She describes this move as one of the best decisions of her career. In this two part series we chat to Cindy and Solar Analytics CEO, Stefan Jarnason about women in technology. You can find Stefan’s interview here.

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Women In Technology Part 1: Solar Analytics CEO, Stefan Jarnason

Solar Analytics is an international software startup at the forefront of the tech industry.  Their policies for attracting, hiring and retaining women are a breath of fresh air, in what is traditionally a male dominated environment.  Not only have these techniques helped to secure a productive team, but they have also contributed to creating an enviable company culture.  In this two part series we chat to CEO, Stefan Jarnason and Senior Project Manager, Cindy Hung about women in technology. You can find Cindy’s interview here.
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The benefits of longevity & work-life balance

Wendy Ginn has been an employee at Mantech for over 18 years, managing the complex financials for the company, their contractors and staff.  During this time, she has seen the industry evolve and adapt to technological advances, but has herself remained a constant, choosing to return after having her two children. Here she talks about the benefits of longevity working for one employer, work-life balance and flexible employment.
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