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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November 29, 2015
Why Use Psychological Pre-Employment Assessments? How Can They Help You Avoid Hiring The Wrong Person?

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Welcome to Episode 6 (8 minutes) of The Tips For Hiring Show with Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology.

In this week’s show we address the questions: Why use a psychological test within your selection process? Aren’t they expensive? Aren’t these type of testing only used for top executive appointments?  Don’t I need special training, or a Psychologist to conduct and interpret test results? These are common questions the team at AssessAdvantage field everyday. Psychological testing 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 16, 2015
How to Construct a Job Analysis and Job Description – More Hiring Tips

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Welcome to The Tip For Hiring Show – episode 2 – 12 minutes long.

This week we explores Step 2 of “How to Recruit” by learning how to construct a Job Analysis and from it, build a Job Description.

When you commence recruiting for a new employee. do you know what you are looking for? No good going out fishing without knowing what you want to catch – you won’t have the right gear, bait and 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!

We start our first podcast with an introduction to the “science” of hiring the right person first Continue reading

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