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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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Tips for phone screening your candidates

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 31st, 2012

When you’ve run that job advert and the resume’s start flowing in, it won’t be long before its time to pick up the phone and start contacting the better applicants.

Obviously, your main line of questioning is about determining if their skills, qualifications and work experience are a good fit to your vacancy. On top of that, here’s a few of my tips from having conducted probably 2,000 – 3,000 phone screenings.

1. It’s all about speed.

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Phone screening – no excuse for a lack of focus

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 25th, 2012

As you wade through the numerous resume’s that flow from your advertised job vacancy, there comes that point when you latch onto an applicant that’s ticking most of the boxes for you – right qualifications, skills and a work history that tells you they can definitely “do the job”

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Poorly written resume’s and cover letters

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 24th, 2012

I’m often asked how much resume’s and cover letters matter. The answer is that employers can learn a lot from a resume if they review them carefully.

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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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