Recruiting Tools

What’s Wrong With Interviews? The Top 50 Most Common Interview Problems

What’s wrong with corporate job interviews? Pretty much everything. Interviews are the second most used and “flawed” tool in HR (right after performance appraisals). They are used and relied on around the world for hiring, transfers, promotions, and for selecting leaders. After studying and researching interviews for over 40 years, I find it …

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What’s Wrong With Reference Checking? Pretty Much Everything (Part 2)

This article addresses five questions raised in response to Part 1 of this series published last week. It addresses the best ways to assess candidate performance pre-hire and when to use references. Question 1 — What are the most accurate indicators of past, current and future performance? Finding accurate real world predictors …

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What’s Wrong With Reference Checks (Part 1)

Employment reference checking and background screening should win recognition as the weakest of all corporate HR processes. A validity meta-analysis study conducted by Aamodt & Williams in 2005 found that the corrected validity coefficient for reference recommendations and actual job performance was a staggeringly low .29. Despite the facts, 96% of …

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Championing Employee Referrals During Reductions in Force

The Important Role Employees Can Play In Acquiring Talent Whenever you want someone else to help you accomplish something, it makes sense to make the business case for them to do so.  Helping employees understand why their participation in the referral program is critical to the organizations recovery is key.  …

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