The Dark Triad: Narcissim, Psychopathy, Machivellianism

A post about 3 of the more problematic traits you probably don't want in your candidates. Together they are being referred to as the "Dark Triad". With conventional psychometric tests and interviews fairly ineffectual at uncovering them coupled with the havoc such employees can wreak within an organisation it's an important topics for recruiters. Read More...

Sounding Smart

This post was inspired by a discussion on the Harvard Business Review (well done guys - a great set of publications). Its about how people come across and get understood and considered when they use their voice or spoken communication versus the written word. This provides some interesting perspectives for recruitment as you will see.
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CV's mistakes

This is a bit of a perennial as crops up seemingly once a year. However these posts always get good feedback. More seriously they also tend to get recruiters talking about issues and problems. Its anecdotal at the moment but we are hearing from partners, clients and others in recruitment a fair bit about candidate presentation and interviewing skills slipping from what they were in the past. Do the experiences in this post resonate with your experience? Have you seen standards change - let us know as if it gets good feedback we will do a post on this topic. Read More...

Interviewing - again

Interviewing is not an easy topic but that is no excuse not to put some effort in. Interviewing and selection is crucial to the recruitment process. There has been an increase of chatter on Interviewing recently - see enc. Read More...

How to hire - by looking at how to do it wrong.

A concise list of best practices in recruiting and how to do it right by looking at what NOT to do. 10 items to to get right to significantly improve your quality of hire and dare I say it get the best out of the systems we provide. Read More...

What actually is Talent - is it obvious?

For HR and Recruiters. Thoughts on the whole debate about how do you go about getting talent for your organisation. Can a trip to the circus throw some light on how to improve your recruiting performance. Read More...

Interviewing

Interviewing - how effective is it and can it be in delivering the best or close to best candidate? We look at some of the more outlandish interview questions and consider if they are appropriate and if so how could they be used. We also look at the limitations of the process and some advice on doing it better. Read More...