April began with a bang, with all the members of the OPRA team throughout the country joining forces for our annual conference. This provided a great opportunity for the team to celebrate success, share knowledge and experience, and formalise the vision for the next 18 months. It also allowed us to look for innovative ways to serve and develop our relationships with clients, so that we can ensure that those relationships are lucrative for all parties.
- an understanding of the origins and background of career guidance;
- training in how to use the OIP+ and FutureSelves career-development tools to enhance understanding and facilitate discussion;
- practical tips for conducting a career-development session; and
- coaching in the soft skills that may be necessary for personal development, such as self-management skills.
Drasgow Consulting Group recently conducted an independent study of the ethnic and gender equivalence of the General Reasoning Test (GRT2). This report revealed that none of the three sub-assessments of the GRT2 (verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning) showed measurement bias. Furthermore, all displayed the psychometric properties required for a rigorous and valid measure of intellectual ability for use in applicant screening and selection. As one of the first independent studies conducted of its kind in New Zealand, this research supports the use of the GRT2 in the New Zealand market and reinforces OPRAs continued commitment to research.
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Wishing you all the best for the autumn months.
From the team at OPRA