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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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Talent Acquisition Framework - Selection at the center

By Yves Lermusi

Bersin recently released its new Talent Acquisition framework.

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52 Candidate Selection Practices

By Yves Lermusi

John Sullivan wrote an interesting list of "Leading-edge Candidate Screening, Interviewing, and Assessment Practices". Our top 3:

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Cargill on Sourcing and Selection

By Yves Lermusi

A 3 min excerpt from an interview of Cheri Hanson, Talent Recruiting Operations Manager at Cargill, a privately held company that employs 142,000 people in 66 countries. 

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Hiring Process Evolution – How do you compare?

By Yves Lermusi

A recent study helps us to understand the evolution of the hiring process and the most important areas of growth, what are the trends? How do you compare?

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Neuroscience of Love for Better Interviewing

By Yves Lermusi

The neuroscience of love is a fascinating subject, summarized in this short video from Scientific American below. You can see why we prefer some people and not others. That is exactly why when you interview candidates-even if you don't 'fall' in love with them-you always have preferences, and those will impact your judgment. So what can we do about it?

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What Taleo's Acquisition Says about Innovation

By Yves Lermusi

Having been part of the management team of Taleo when it was a start-up and up to its IPO, it is with some emotion that I see a page of history turning.Taleo soon will be part of one of the largest software companies in the world: Oracle.

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What can you learn from Harvard Business School admission process?

By Yves Lermusi

After reading an article about Harvard Business School admissions, where about 12% of applicants are accepted, I think all organizations can learn one thing regarding recommendations or reference checking, and one thing about motivation assessment.

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Talent Acquisition External Spending - Too Much in the Wrong Place?

By Yves Lermusi

When I saw the chart below, it became clear to me why third party recruiters still have such a share,.... they spend more of their budget on assessing candidates and making sure the quality is there. As long as most of the budget of corporations is spent on sourcing (job boards, print,...), they can't claim the strategic relevance and role search firms have. To learn how companies improve quality of hire, read our white paper on it here.

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Facebook, Personality, Talent Assessment & Job Performance

By Yves Lermusi

An interesting new study from the Northern Illinois University’s College of Business, showed that " 10-minute perusal of Facebook pages were actually a stronger predictor of a candidate’s likelihood to excel in a job than the personality surveys that many companies require job candidates to complete."

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