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Student Stipends in Malta

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Our Managing director in Malta has just published an article on di-ve.com the controversial subject regarding stipends for Post-Secondary and University students.

If you’d like to read the article, please click here .

Great Opportunities for IT Professionals

If you’re an IT professional, you may want to check out these interesting job opportunities:

.NET Developer in Malta

Senior Software Developer in Austria

Please click on the respective hyperlink to learn more about these roles.

If you’re looking for other roles, please visit our website.

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Our Managing Director in Malta was interviewed by di-ve.com - one of Malta’s leading news & lifestyle sites –  about the steps jobseekers should take in order to make themselves more employable. Mark outlined a number of hints and tips that will help … Continue reading

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Over 1,000 from all the four corners of the globe have joined our Linked In group in order to benefit from the latest news about our job opportunities and other services we provide in order to add value to professionals … Continue reading

Career Opportunities With A Leading IT Company in Malta

Due to its expansion, a leading IT company based in Malta is now looking to employ the following people to join their team:

Please click on the respective role to learn more about these roles, or contact us on +356 20994444.

VACANCY: Training and Development Manager

Our Client, a leader in the telecommunications sector, is currently looking into taking on a Training and Development Manager.

The Role:
You will manage, conduct and oversee the company’s overall training requirements and deliver programmes to all levels of staff to bridge performance gaps, enhance employees’ development and train new recruits to the required standard prior to them commencing in their respective departments.

Please click here to learn more about this role.

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Malta’s leading news portal, di-ve.com, has recently interviewed our Managing Director in Malta about the risks and rewards of job mobility. In this interview, Mark J Galea spoke about the factors that one needs to take into consideration when planning … Continue reading

STEROTYPING – ARE YOU GUILTY?

Many of you probably know the set piece generalism about basic D.I.S.C (psychometric) types that uses the open window and the draught story but for those who do not I will briefly reiterate it.

Imagine a room with an open window through which blows a cold draft and the room is full of people.  Among those people are four whose personality types are a pure high Driver (D), a pure high Expressive (I), a pure high Amiable (S) and a pure high Analytic (C).  They are rare but do exist.

The basic high D, being a doer and mover, will simply get up and close the window.  A basic high I, being an influencer and persuader, will get someone else to close it for him.  The basic high S, being concerned to maintain the status-quo but remain comfortable, will put on a coat, while the basic high C, being rule oriented, will invoke the rules for closing windows.

These perceptions are at once truisms and gross generalisations.  They are also amusing and help to point out a very few of the major differences between basic personality types.

Now consider if you will the complexities that ensue when one accepts that most of us combine two or three of these basic behavioural characteristics in our makeup.

An inherent flaw lurks in anecdotal examples such as these that are potentially very damaging to you as an analyst and more importantly, your subjects.

Graphic simplifications cause us to stereotype people.  Stereotyping is a natural function of the subjective human mind, so let us not begin to get any hang-ups about it.  Instead, let us consciously try to avoid it when using psychometric management tools to analyse our staff or potential recruits.

An excellent example of this type of potential misunderstanding pops-up frequently in our consulting activities.
The classic perception of a Managing Director is that of a high D & I over a low S with, preferably, a rising C factor.
It has to be said that this is relatively common among directors and senior managers who are successful in running profitable enterprises, whether their own or some one else’s.

I know of a Managing Director of a very successful company in a highly competitive market who violates all of these perceived cannons of the ideal manager.  Indeed, he is a high S & C over a low I & D and he is far from being from unique.

What many of us in our eagerness to display our expertise do, is fail to remember that Dominance is not the only driving force.  So how do we guard against stereotyping?

Personality Survey provides, as we never cease to remind our customers, a window into another human beings mind and personality.  What we as good analysts must do is to use that knowledge to open doors into that personality and so know the person well, really well.

Remember also that the S & C factors are quadrants and that different individuals react or respond in widely divergent ways.  We need to be aware of this and how it affects the people, we analyse.

My atypical Managing Director’s motivation comes from several related areas.  His need for security underpins a very in-depth expertise and these have combined to produce a determined effort to control his own destiny and by definition, to learn how to run a not inconsiderable company.  This is further enhanced by his natural caring nature that operates to advantage both for his customers and for his staff.

What we must also keep in mind is that, within his own field of expertise, he is quite capable of being both flexible and innovative.  It may take longer but the results are often far more enduring for it.

The key here is always investigation.  Use the wealth of information about personality and potential that can be gleaned from Personality Survey to delve deeply and find what really is driving the person you are about to interview or assess or whatever.

You will occasionally get some surprising, but often very pleasing, insights.  In future articles we will continue looking at various methods we can use to ascertain potential and specific training needs.

This article was originally published by Success Dynamics, our Personality Survey provider.

EXCLUSIVE VACANCY: IT Director

Our client, an established organisation with international offices, is now looking for an experienced IT Director.

The Role:
As a key member of the Executive Team, you will report directly to the CEO. You will take over the entire ownership of the ICT and Software Development functions within the client’s business.

We are are the exclusive recruitment partners for this client, and should you like to learn more about this role, please click here.

Great Opportunities in Switzerland

Are you looking for the opportunity of a lifetime? One of our international clients is offering some exciting opportunities based in their Swiss office.

Please click on the respective link below to learn more about these great opportunities:

Solution Engineer – Enterprise Content Management

System and Storange Engineer

For further information about these roles, please call us on +356 2099 4444