May 10, 2016
Struggling to Find Qualified Candidates?

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Sometimes, due to either an overly specialized role or a shortage in the industry, it becomes extremely difficult to find the right person to fit the role even if you have the right set of tools to help you do so. This understandably puts employers in a tough position and a common question arises: “Where can we find someone that is qualified for the job? We’ve looked everywhere!” 

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April 1, 2016
Hiring in the Age of Googlization

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Welcome to Episode 11 of The Tips For Hiring Show (33 minutes). Hosted by Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology

Attracting, filtering and communicating with potential job candidates is a whole new world. Today’s millennials (18 to 35 year-olds) are applying and approaching job selection totally differently than those who are doing the hiring really understand.

Ira Wolfe is President of Success Performance Solutions. He is a recognised expert in the hiring process. He’s a prolific writer Continue reading

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December 16, 2015
Using Technology – A Smarter Way to Hire

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

I am constantly amazed at the number of managers that persist with a manual approach to recruitment when today’s technology (the Internet aligned with clever software) can really save huge money on the recruitment process, plus helping you avoid hiring a horror story.

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November 21, 2015
10 Reasons the Job Interview is a Poor Predictor Of Job Success

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Welcome to Episode 5 (10 minutes) of the Tips For Hiring Show with Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology

Every day I see managers basing their decision to employ on what the candidate looks like Manners and Expressiveness, plus, what they can do Knowledge, Skills, Experience, and Education. This is observable behaviour. What comes back to bite managers down the track is the employee’s innate behaviours – the reason job interviews are not good predictors Continue reading

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August 20, 2015
How to Recruit – Finding Job Applicants

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Welcome to episode 3 (10 minutes) of the Tips For Hiring Show – How to find Job Applicants

In this episode we start the actual hiring process by casting our net – where to find applicants.

How to find suitable applicants?

There are two lazy ways to find Job Applicants: place an advertisement in the newspaper, or call up your local recruitment agency. A word of caution. You may fall victim of the “bell curve blues?” Continue reading

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August 12, 2015
How to Recruit – The 6 Most Common Problems

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Welcome to my first Tips For Hiring Show (8 minutes).

A series of short and snappy podcasts on How To Recruit, a feast of Hiring Tips that I’ll be posting every week.

My mission is to help construct a bullet proof hiring system to ensure you make the best hiring decisions based on science not gut feel or emotional!

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July 23, 2015
The Importance of Written Communication When Hiring Sales Persons

What sales role today doesn’t require good written communication? Emails alone make up a tremendous amount of sales communication. And then there’s sales proposals. Although many organisations have these on template, most sales roles require their sales people to craft proposals for individual prospects (if only the ‘deal’ portion). The ability to craft good written communication is still a strong requirement in many sales roles.

In your previous sales hiring appointments, how did you evaluate the ability of your applicants 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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