December 17, 2018

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Are you still hiring like its 1999? It used to be when someone mentioned HR Recruitment; you envisioned a roomful of people interviewing, hiring and exiting people. Times have changed and with it the functions and processes of today’s recruiters. As such, businesses are actively introducing and refining their HR technologies to speed up of the hiring process, cut administration, source talent and filter applications faster based on specific job benchmarks.

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December 11, 2018
The Demise of Key Government Executives – What’s the Real Reason?

This is a Podcast – Duration 6 minutes 30

An article in this morning’s ODT made my blood boil. Headlined, ‘Govt Quiet on Chief Executives’, asks the question as to why the Government has not given us an explanation, or a reason why these two highly ranked employees are no longer employed? Was it simply a bad hire and those responsible don’t want to take the blame?

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September 13, 2018
Not all Successful Sales People Come from the Same Mould

This is a Podcast – 6 Minutes

Most sales candidates are very good at selling themselves at the interview, but the big question is, will they be good at selling your products or services when they are on the job?

Some Sales Managers falsely believe all successful salespeople come with a similar set of personality traits. While this may be true of some traits, years of scientific studies paint another picture.

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July 19, 2018
9 Compelling Reasons to Use Assessments to Avoid Bad Hires

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What are employee assessments?

Assessments are a survey of scientifically constructed questions that when answered by a candidate explain that individual’s personality, attitudes and problem-solving abilities. The candidate’s innate capabilities.

When you read a CV, the best it will tell you is the candidate’s education level, their past employment and their judgement on what they do best. The trouble with this information is that is not an accurate prediction of future success in your job role.

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May 26, 2018
How to Use Benchmarks to Avoid Hiring a Horror Story

This is a Podcast – 10 Minutes in Duration

Many managers hire candidates who are not an ideal fit; they want to meet their objectives of filling vacant positions with the best candidates they can find – usually the best of a bad bunch. It would be unrealistic to wait until the perfect fit was found. However, care needs to be taken not to make an accommodation that violates one of the jobs critical behavioural attributes – enter the power Continue reading

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May 9, 2018
How to Hire and Manage Millennials

This is a Podcast –   18 minutes.  Sorry, no show transcript this week.

I am always on the lookout for interesting info and tips to help you in your hiring process.

Last week I read an interesting article from Dr Daniel Lake – Director of LeadCoachRelease. So rather than my dulcite tones, I have invited Dan on this podcast to speak as a subject expert about Millennials in the workforce.

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April 12, 2018
Three Great Interview Questions

This is a Podcast – 6.30 Minutes

I was addressing the Auckland Rotary Club when it came to the Q&A a member asked if I could ask just one interview question, what would that be? I quickly replied that I hope I am never in that position.

However, I must say, this question did give me cause for some fast thinking on my feet. Before I give you my answer, I would like to address job interview questions in general. Continue reading

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