July 25, 2017
Online Reference Checking – The New Wave in Recruitment

This is a Podcast – 7 Minutes

It’s a given, using past performance to predict future performance is the most critical measure in the hiring process.

Committing to a new hire is a big deal. Whether you’re hiring hourly employees or corporate leaders, you’ve spent money and man hours to recruit, assess, and interview many (or most) of your qualified candidates.

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May 18, 2017
You’ve Found The Perfect Candidate – Now Let’s Do a Reference Check

This is a Brief Article

Well, you ‘think’ you have found the perfect candidate! How do you now get the Real Story on that candidate’s  history before you make an offer?

Committing to a new hire is a big deal, both in management time and money. You need to get it right!

Whether you’re hiring hourly employees or corporate leaders, you’ve spent money and hours to recruit, assess, and interview many (or most) of your Continue reading

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January 20, 2017
How a Large Insurance Company Modernised Their Hiring Process – Employee Profiling

This is a Case Study

First Acceptance Corporation is a leading provider of personal auto insurance and other related products. Acceptance is a licensed insurer in 25 states and operates 350 retail locations, as well as a call center staffed with employee-agents. They hire a lot of people!

Checkout this brief case study on how Acceptance moved from paper based hiring  using an Applicant Processing System (APS), plus our hiring assessments (employee profiling) and Continue reading

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January 17, 2017
Reference Checking Redefined

This is an Offer For a FREE 14 Trail of our Online Reference Checking Platform

Are you still hiring like it’s 1999!

Stop playing telephone tag – It’s time to move to online reference checking.

We have taken assessment logic and applied it to the reference checking process.

Now reference checking has science! It’s fast, predictive, standardises the process and is job specific.

Get your references early in the hiring process for quicker screening, 2 minutes for referees to complete, Continue reading

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December 15, 2016
Online Reference Checking – Take a 14 Day Trial

This is a Podcast  

In my previous posts I have been enthusing about our new online reference checking platform.

It not only saves huge amounts of time (no more playing telephone tag!), It’s also highly predictive of future job fit.

Listen to my previous podcast where I interview the creator, Vincent Smith – http://www.tipsforhiring.com/online-reference-checking-thats-predictive/ 

Here’s a one page info sheet and offer to put us to the test with a 14 day no obligation free trial.
https://www.assess.co.nz/reference-check-trial/

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December 13, 2016
5 Ways to Turn Your Hiring Process Into Measurable Analytics

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I see two huge opportunities for HR Recruiters and Hiring Managers in 2017.

One is moving your reference checking online (see http://www.assess.co.nz/reference-checking ) and the other, analyzing data in the post-hiring period to measure hiring impact.

The latter is very rarely done and this leaves hiring managers unaccountable for bad hires. It is also a missed opportunity to collect and apply usable data for the next hiring round. You don’t have to be a Business Continue reading

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September 14, 2016
Online Reference Checking That’s Predictive

This is a Podcast – 30 minutes

My special show guest today is Vincent Smith, the Director of Strategic Channels at OutMatch.com

Vince has spent many years in the recruitment and assessment industries. He is the co-creator of the powerful online tool called ChequedReference™.

This is an advanced pre-employment screening tool that automates candidate reference checking.

It was developed in conjunction with leading behavioral scientists at the State University of New York at Albany. It makes your screening and Continue reading

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August 28, 2016
Automate Your Reference Checking – Better Results, Less Cost

This is a brief ARTICLE

Still enjoy playing telephone tag with a candidate’s referees? Technology now allows you to do this process online and automatically. Here are six things you may not have known about this very common — and very crucial recruitment practice:

1. Reference Checks and Background Checks Are Not the Same Thing

2. More Than Half of All Resumes and Job Applications Contain Untruths*

3. Traditional Reference Checks Can Take Weeks to Complete

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July 21, 2016
Reference Checking Just Got Easier and Better!

This is an Article:

Still hiring like it’s 1999? Technology is speeding up the time to hire. Our on-line applicant processing platform has attest to that.
Now it time to stop playing telephone tag and take your reference checking on line. Here’s aninteresting article explains the pros and cons of reference checking. Now your reference checks can be done faster, easier and standardised. And here’s the big upside, you can now do reference checking earlier in the selection process Continue reading

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March 9, 2016
The Truth Bias – How it Helps You Make Bad Hiring Decisions

This is a Podcast

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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