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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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Executive Reference Check Questions Are More Than a Routine

By Yves Lermusi

After the completion of an interview, debates, discussions and agreements on the top candidates follow. It is also the time when subsequent interviews can be arranged in case the need be, more so if one of the crucial members of the hiring panel has not met the top candidate, thus the need to initiate executive reference check questions.

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What Typical Reference Check Questions Should I Be Ready to Answer?

By Yves Lermusi

What are a few typical reference check questions that job seekers should prepare to answer before they go in for an interview?

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What to Do After Getting a Job Offer After the Reference Check

By Yves Lermusi

Getting a job in today's economy is a tough task, we are in a state where the amount of people looking for a job far exceeds the amount of jobs readily available. As a result companies can be more selective and stringent in their hiring process.

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Doing Reference Checks After Delivering the Job Offer

By Yves Lermusi

An after-job reference check is often misconstrued to be a background check aimed at detecting of past criminal records, drug tests or other personal data verification. It is also not a form of verification of employment such as confirmations of employment dates, salary, past job titles or re-hiring eligibility. A reference check is aimed at checking the opinion of previous colleagues regarding the performance of the prospective job seeker.

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Avoiding the “Usual Suspects” in the Hiring Process

By Yves Lermusi

Many industries have something of a merry-go-round operating in their prospective talent pool—the same people will go from company to company, spending a few years in a position at one firm before moving laterally to a similar position at the next.

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The Case for Structured Interviews and Why Companies Don’t Use Them

By Yves Lermusi

While interviews are an enormously popular selection practice, I am becoming increasingly aware that they are rarely used in a structured or standardized manner in organizations. Van der Zee et al. (2001), for example, suggested that structured interviews are underutilized because they hinder interviewers’ need for autonomy and power

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Real Tricks for Sourcing the Best Candidates

By Yves Lermusi

What happens sometimes when you‘re a career recruiter is you become lax in your methods of sourcing the best candidates.

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Quality of Hire - How to Make Better Talent Decisions

By Yves Lermusi

I was recently interviewed by Peter Clayton on theTotal Picture Radio(here), about the topic of quality of hire. Hiring quality is the most strategic metric that you can ever use in talent acquisition, recruiting or staffing. If you want to learn more about how people measure it and use for quality of hire metrics, you can read our white paper here.

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How companies can avoid CEO hiring failure: Reference Checking

By Yves Lermusi

A recent article from FORTUNE made a great case for better reference checking:

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Perspective is everything!

By Yves Lermusi

Often when you consider a candidate for a new job or an employee for a promotion you consider the interaction you had with him or her. If it has been limited and in a specific context (such as one interview), you make up your mind about what you saw. For instance, this is a highly confident but respectful person.

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