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When to apply psychometric testing

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Posted By: admin Posted In: News Date Posted: October 23rd, 2012

While we are obviously strong advocates of the benefits of psychometric testing, we are also open about when testing should be applied and perhaps of more relevance, when the benefits may not justify the time, effort or cost.
The most important aspect to understand in this discussion is what is meant by the term “testing” versus the terms “psychometric” or “personality typing” Continue Reading

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Don’t forget to reference check the referees…

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: July 19th, 2012

In our never ending attempts to really know our preferred candidates, the role of reference checking remains as crucial as ever.

Done correctly (that means obtaining the right information) it ranks alongside psychometric testing and interviewing as one of the most reliable predictors of on-the-job performance.

However there’s one small point that occasionally trips up employers – and even some experienced recruiters. It’s the subject of “checking the referees”.

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Internet coaching is helping candidates perform better at interview

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: June 19th, 2012

Recently, there’s been a rapid growth of “service providers” on the Internet that offer interview coaching to candidates in a bid to improve their chances of securing employment.

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Candidate social media profiles – best left alone?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: June 18th, 2012

 

Occasionally, an employer will proudly tell me how they have “researched” their candidates by checking their Facebook page. My first question is always: What did you learn?
If they tell me they were concerned by pictures suggesting the candidate is a “party animal”, it immediately takes me to my second question: How did the candidate perform during their phone screening, interview and reference checking?

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Yahoo CEO departs amid job history “error”

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 14th, 2012

While we don’t have the full details yet on this story, it appears the “outgoing” Yahoo CEO claimed a computer science degree on his resume that he did not in fact possess.

There’s often a tendency when dealing with senior or professional candidates to take them at their word. Almost a professional courtesy if you like.

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Do résumés tell the truth?

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 10th, 2012

CBS News today talks about some high flying American CEO’s caught out for faking qualifications on their resume.

The article plays it down slightly by saying that your ability to lead doesn’t have a lot to do with your academic qualifications – and we’d agree on that point however the real issue for employers is that qualifications do have a bearing on performance for many job roles.
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