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Making The Most of Phone and Video Interviews
Making The Most of Phone and Video Interviews

By Steve Evans on Jun 21, 2022

When used effectively, phone-interviews bring all the benefits of identifying the best candidate for the role, without the current risks and expense of bringing candidates in from all over and organizing the resources to accommodate interviews and candidates.  However, they also bring the considerable risk of missing out on great candidates when run ineffectively.

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Time to Revisit Transparent Interviews?
Time to Revisit Transparent Interviews?

By Steve Evans on Jun 15, 2022

In our continued world of candidate scarcity, I and most of my clients are regularly reviewing selection/vetting processes to ensure they are as effective as possible in screening candidates, which led me to revisit the Transparent Interview. Soft substitute for ‘real’ interviews, or fair and reliable way of consistently measuring a candidate’s performance?

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How to Break a Tie Between Two Top-Tier Candidates
How to Break a Tie Between Two Top-Tier Candidates

By Steve Evans on Mar 01, 2022

What do you do when two outstanding candidates are vying for the same position at your firm and they have been neck and neck throughout the recruitment process, how do you decide which person to hire? Here are four strategies to consider:

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Keeping Selection Standards High in a Candidate-Scarce Labor Market
Keeping Selection Standards High in a Candidate-Scarce Labor Market

By Steve Evans on Oct 20, 2021

Maintaining a robust selection process with choosy candidates in a labour shortage is just another day in the challenges of management. Here’s a guide for landing great selection decisions in a tough job market.

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Hire Slow, Act Fast
Hire Slow, Act Fast

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 31, 2021

Every interaction with a candidate reveals their commitment and most importantly their attitude. Once you have your preferred candidate, you will know in the first 3 months if they are the right candidate because what they do in the first 3 months is what they will do for the next 30 years.

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Step By Step Guide To Shortlisting For Accounting Jobs
Step By Step Guide To Shortlisting For Accounting Jobs

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 18, 2021

The purpose of shortlisting is to assess candidate’s suitability and identify those who best meet the selection criteria and who are most likely to be capable of carrying out the duties of the job.

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Best Practice Tips For Conducting Reference Checks
Best Practice Tips For Conducting Reference Checks

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 03, 2021

Checking references can be time-consuming but it is a vital part of the hiring process. It verifies the information provided by the candidate on their CV, during the interview, and as part of the testing and assessment process. It also allows for any red flags & concerns to be debunked or confirmed.

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