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Don’t forget to reference check the referees…

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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What’s your Company’s value proposition?

Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 30th, 2012

I’m often asked – what’s the most important thing about writing an effective job advert?

One of the sad but undeniable truths about effective job adverts is that a competitive salary package will have to be announced in some way. You possibly don’t need to spell out the dollar amount but at the very least your advert will have to cover the subject.

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Dynamic Business Magazine gets it right on hiring for cultural fit

Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 11th, 2012

Here’s a magazine we’ve long respected for their contribution to the development and support of SME’s in Australia.

Their article today entitled “How important is cultural fit when recruiting” is one of the first we’ve seen that explains the topic in a format that’s easily understood.

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