December 5, 2016
7 Tips to Building a Stronger Hiring Process

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The key to a robust hiring system is STRUCTURE. When you have a structured process, you can measure ‘apples to apples’. Unfortunately the way most managers hire is to compare ‘apples with oranges’ and they end up with fruit salad!

At Assess we specialise in a range of online hiring tools to help you build a robust recruitment program that will ensure you avoid trying to fit ‘square pegs into round holes’.

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November 9, 2016
Why Do Employees Leave? And What Are Common Hiring Faults?

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Last week, I had two interesting questions from clients, one asked what I thought were the main reasons employees leave a job? Here I address the three pillars of Job Engagement.

The other question was what I see are the most common faults Hiring Managers make when recruiting new staff. We could talk for a few hours on that! But in this podcast I address 5 areas I see most often.

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September 21, 2016
5 Best Hiring Practices – How to Turn the Unpredictable into Predictable

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Just the mere mention of the word makes you a little uncomfortable, doesn’t it? Let’s use it in a few sentences:

“That car’s performance is unpredictable.”

“The dog’s behavior is unpredictable.”

“The weather today is unpredictable.”

There’s nothing feel good about any of these. How about this one?

“It’s unpredictable how the new hire will do.”

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July 31, 2016
About to Hire? Here’s Your 4 Critical Planning Questions

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Here are the four suggested areas that are critical to address when planning to hire a new employee. Obviously the job role will dictate the weight given to each, or whether assessment is need in that area at all.

Can they do it? This relates to specific job knowledge, skills, training, and education. This is learned behaviour.

How will they do it? This is innate behaviour – attitude, initiative, motivation, interests etc.

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May 10, 2016
Struggling to Find Qualified Candidates?

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Sometimes, due to either an overly specialized role or a shortage in the industry, it becomes extremely difficult to find the right person to fit the role even if you have the right set of tools to help you do so. This understandably puts employers in a tough position and a common question arises: “Where can we find someone that is qualified for the job? We’ve looked everywhere!” 

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April 1, 2016
Hiring in the Age of Googlization

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Welcome to Episode 11 of The Tips For Hiring Show (33 minutes). Hosted by Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology

Attracting, filtering and communicating with potential job candidates is a whole new world. Today’s millennials (18 to 35 year-olds) are applying and approaching job selection totally differently than those who are doing the hiring really understand.

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December 16, 2015
Using Technology – A Smarter Way to Hire

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Welcome to Episode 7 (10 minutes) of The Tips For Hiring Show with Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology.

I am constantly amazed at the number of managers that persist with a manual approach to recruitment when today’s technology (the Internet aligned with clever software) can really save huge money on the recruitment process, plus helping you avoid hiring a horror story.

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November 21, 2015
10 Reasons the Job Interview is a Poor Predictor Of Job Success

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Welcome to Episode 5 (10 minutes) of the Tips For Hiring Show with Rob McKay MA(Hons) Organisational Psychology

Every day I see managers basing their decision to employ on what the candidate looks like Manners and Expressiveness, plus, what they can do Knowledge, Skills, Experience, and Education. This is observable behaviour. What comes back to bite managers down the track is the employee’s innate behaviours – the reason job interviews are not good predictors Continue reading

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