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Category: Recruitment and Selection

4 Must Dos When Offering Employment


In this candidate short market it is tempting to get a new recruit on board quick fast. Inadvertently forgetting to do 4 things employment legislation requires during the recruitment process: 1. Give them a copy of their written employment agreement This is fairly self-explanatory; the key thing is to ensure the employment agreement complies with

Why Psychometric Assessments help Hire the Right Person


Psychometric assessments are the best crystal balls I’ve found in the hiring process. Clients often feedback a couple of months into their new hire’s employment “I can’t believe how spot on that psychometric assessment was”. The best psychometric assessments are based on what psychologist term ‘The Big Five Model’. As these can validly predict future

Are they who they say they are? Pre-employment testing to the rescue

Employment Testing

Recruiting the right people is the first employment challenge. There are some tricks to the trade, one being pre-employment testing. Pre-employment testing helps verify whether the candidate is telling the truth. It helps you carry out the due diligence and choose the person that best fits the job. Bad hiring decisions can cost 1.5 to

The Best Questions for Recruiting New Employees

Best Questions

What are the best questions to ask to help predict future performance of employees? In my experience the best questions are either situational or behavioural based. Situational based Candidates are asked questions on how they would handle/react to a hypothetical job related situation in the future.  These are the best questions for candidates who don’t

How does the Employee Turnover Rate Effect the Bottom-line?

Turnover rate

If your employee turnover rate is high, then your bottom-line will be significantly affected. Unexpected resignations cost between 100% & 300% of the person’s salary to replace. The costs that feed in to these percentages include recruitment costs, lost knowledge and productivity, down time to hire and train new hires and so on. What is