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Yves Lermusi

Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux) is CEO & co-founder of Checkster. Mr. Lermusi is a well known public speaker and a Career and Talent industry commentator. He is often quoted in the leading business media worldwide, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and Time Magazine. His articles and commentary are published regularly in online publications and business magazines. Mr. Lermusi was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Recruiting Industry” and his blog has been recognized as the best third party blog.
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Epigenetics as an Analogy for Managing Talent and HR?

By Yves Lermusi

What is more important spending your time building a culture of performance or hiring top performers?  

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Google’s Culture Criteria for Good Hires

By Yves Lermusi

We saw how integrity is a key criteria for Warren Buffett for his hiring, how about Google?  

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Warren Buffett’s 3 Criteria for a Good Hire (video)

By Yves Lermusi

What do you look for to make a good hire?  How do you know what you should look for or avoid? These are questions we often address with our customers, and are the foundation of any good recruiting initiative.  Warren Buffett’s 3 well known attributes are: Intelligence, Energy and integrity (see video here), and if you don’t have have integrity, the first two attributes will kill your organization. With energy and intelligence alone,you will have a company of smart industrious crooks.  

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The most important decision in life—and in business

By Yves Lermusi

I often joke about the fact that after your spouse, the most important decision in life is “how are you going to spend your time.” If you miss just one of these decisions your days or your nights will be miserable…

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Just What Does a Reference Check After the Interview Mean, Anyway?

By Yves Lermusi
Many people ask what it means if an employer does a reference check after interviewing a job seeker, and the simple answer is that it means they are interested in you.
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5 Talent Acquisition Metrics To Measure Your Team's Performance

By Yves Lermusi

How do you know if your recruiting team is doing a good job? The answer is more complicated than you’d think. Read more

3 Hiring Success Metrics Every HR Manager Must Know

By Yves Lermusi

A core functional area of human resources is talent acquisition, but many experts maintain that HR professionals aren't very good at it. Read more

What Does a Reference Check After the Interview Mean?

By Yves Lermusi

Many people ask what it means if an employer does a reference check after-interview for job-seekers, and the simple answer is that they are interested in you. However, it does not necessarily mean anything more than that, so don't start to get your hopes up too much, too soon.

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3 Ways to Lower your Time to Hire by 2 Weeks

By Yves Lermusi


While the number of job openings continues to rise, companies are taking increasingly longer to extend offers to applicants. The Wall Street Journal reports that U.S. employers are taking an average of 25 days to fill vacant positions. Large companies with 5,000 or more employees report taking nearly 60 days to fill job vacancies.

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Why Quality of Hire is HR's Most Important Metric

By Yves Lermusi

According to one CareerBuilder survey, more than 6,000 hiring professions suggested that they had experienced the negative effect associated with hiring someone who was a poor fit for the job. Twenty-seven percent of U.S. employers surveyed reported that just one bad hire had cost their company in excess of $50,000. Read more
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