What exactly is a “bad hire”? These are employees who aren’t a good fit for your organization. It can be due to a lack of knowledge or skills but more often from an integrity or attitude issue. A broader term for this would be “culture fit” issues.Read more
Does your company hold a global presence and acquire, promote, demote talent throughout many different countries? When you subject a diverse world to the same rating scale in a survey, it’s important to be aware of the cultural and social context of each country to understand differences in the results.Read more
Checking with a potential candidate’s references is by no means a new practice when it comes to hiring. Traditionally done manually, recruiters don’t look to revise the reference check process to keep up with modern times-- many are looking to dismiss the practice altogether. However, Allan Schweyer, Executive Director of TMLU argues that reference checks matter more now than ever.Read more
As a father of 3 kids, the recent harassment and assault scandals in Hollywood proved disturbing. It is difficult to understand the degree of pathological behaviors exhibited by those who abuse their power. But as part of the great social fabric which is our society, we reject those behaviors. For us the question is how can we be better at preventing them? What can we do?
It’s understandable why companies hold a policy against employees completing reference checks—it can waste productivity and result in a potential liability. However, people are not perfect and when asked, 99% of the 742 employees we surveyed said they would still participate in a confidential online reference check.Read more
Recently Checkster was featured in Lester S. Rosen’s, The Safe Hiring Manual, a guide for employment screening, background checks for employers, recruiters, and jobseekers. Rosen recognizes online automated reference checks as a new resource in the pre-hire spectrum. With this online self-service candidates select references, such as former co-workers and supervisors, who then receive a survey to fill out online. Rosen points out that Checkster allows for a significant time savings from the traditional method of checking references over the phone.Read more