Welcome to faxfn

"I have been extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to carry on with an education. Careers guidance at school had me stitched up as a tyre fitter."
- Computer Consultant

"... [Most organisations] hire on the basis of educational credentials (MBAs from good schools) and assume the candidates can be indoctrinated with the appropriate motives and traits... [However] in the words of one personnel manager, 'You can teach a turkey to climb a tree, but it's easier to hire a squirrel.'"
- Spencer, McClelland and Spencer

IQ did not contribute to GCSE performance - Recommended Reading

"You can teach a turkey to climb a tree, but it's easier to hire a squirrel." - Competencies or MBAs?

They learn then forget - Academic A

Memory, IQ and Exam Performance - a summary - Elizabeth Valentine

Selection for social work training - To Roger Greeff

Good memory, but no problem solver? - To Elizabeth Valentine

Exams and leafy suburbs - To Professor Smithers

Drunk but virtuous - An apology from Faxfn

My Degree: 3 weeks work, 87 weeks drunk - Catherine Sparks

Graduates and dropouts - To Professor Smithers

Ask Smithers: Degrees or Psychometrics? - John Oxley

It is not always the better coached student that performs better. - Higher Education Funding Council

Most degrees are good investments - The Empire Strikes Back

Necessary credentials at the BEEB - Anton Stark

Student Admissions in California - Found on the web