August 28, 2016
Automate Your Reference Checking – Better Results, Less Cost

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Still enjoy playing telephone tag with a candidate’s referees? Technology now allows you to do this process online and automatically. Here are six things you may not have known about this very common — and very crucial recruitment practice:

1. Reference Checks and Background Checks Are Not the Same Thing

2. More Than Half of All Resumes and Job Applications Contain Untruths*

3. Traditional Reference Checks Can Take Weeks to Complete

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July 21, 2016
Reference Checking Just Got Easier and Better!

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Still hiring like it’s 1999? Technology is speeding up the time to hire. Our on-line applicant processing platform has attest to that.
Now it time to stop playing telephone tag and take your reference checking on line. Here’s aninteresting article explains the pros and cons of reference checking. Now your reference checks can be done faster, easier and standardised. And here’s the big upside, you can now do reference checking earlier in the selection process Continue reading

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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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January 26, 2016
How to Do a Reference Check

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Welcome to Episode 9 of The Tips For Hiring Show (6 minutes). Hosted by Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology

How Will Your Potential Candidates REALLY Perform?

Research on how many job applicants make false claims in their CVs varies from a low 4 to a high 6 in 10. Despite my crusade to get hiring managers too solidly check future employees’ backgrounds, I still see poor diligence in this process.

For most jobs, there are 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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February 17, 2015
How Will Your Potential Candidates REALLY Perform?

Research on how many job applicants make false claims in their CVs varies from a low 4 to a high 6 in 10. Most of these false claims are about the candidate’s education, career history and duties. Irrespective of the stats, it is safe to say that CVs will only tell you what the candidate wants you to know, not what you need to know. Over the years I have become quite blasé with using CVs as a hiring tool. Continue reading

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January 25, 2015
The Four Key Dimension to Measure When Hiring – Understanding the Can Do, Will Do, Able to Do & Done That

About to hire a new employee? How will you assess their suitability for the job? After over 15 years of personal observations most hiring managers go into the hiring process without any framework of assessment. For those of you who are guilty of hiring by the ‘seat of your pants’, let me give you a few helpful pointers to get you more structured.

Before starting the hiring process you need to evaluate the competencies required for the job. A competency Continue reading

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