October 17, 2016
CV or Resume – Are They Worth The Paper They Are Printed On?
This is a Brief Article.

Those of you who work with AssessAdvantage know my attitude on the value of CVs.
Probably the only thing a CV will tell you is how good a writer the candidate is (or someone else!).

Here’s some frightening statistics (albeit US based) from Statistic Brain.

Their research shows that 53{e984e047a0cf0683b5e0a609dc9adff1ef3040909f42c61fefd344cb6b0a14a5} of CVs contain falsifications. This figure is in keeping with other research I have seen that goes as high as 68{e984e047a0cf0683b5e0a609dc9adff1ef3040909f42c61fefd344cb6b0a14a5}.
 
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March 9, 2016
The Truth Bias – How it Helps You Make Bad Hiring Decisions

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Welcome to Episode 10 of The Tips For Hiring Show (7 minutes). Hosted by Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology

I am reading an interesting book by Pamela Meyer, “Liespotting, Proven Techniques to Detect Deception”. The key concept of this book is the psychological construct, the Truth Bias.

A light went on whilst reading this book. This book really helped me to understand why so many hiring managers end up selecting the wrong applicants for the job. Continue reading

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May 10, 2015
The Truth Bias – Its Impact on Recruitment

This week I am reading an interesting book by Pamela Meyer, “Liespotting, Proven Techniques to Detect Deception”. The key concept of this book is the psychological construct, the Truth Bias. So, what is the Truth Bias?

Psychologists define this bias as, unless we’re given a reason to believe otherwise, human beings (Kiwis in particular) are generally hardwired to assume that what we are told is the truth and what we see is real. People tend to want to believe what Continue reading

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