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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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Are you wasting your time with reference checking?

By Yves Lermusi

Inertia is the resistance of any physical object to change in its state of motion. We often see this phenomena demonstrated in human behavior when it comes to the traditional reference check process.

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Checkster Product Review by Talent Management Analyst and Visionary John Sumser

By Yves Lermusi

“Checkster merits your attention. Crowdsourced reference checking will be the way that things get done four or five years from now. Easier, faster better, cheaper, smarter.”

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Most Productive Companies List 150 - Incorrect Science

By Yves Lermusi

You may have seen a recently published list of the most productive companies. If your CEO is pressuring you for not being on it, Checkster offers a way for you to respond.

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Reference Check 2.0: How Digital Social Networking is Transforming the Selection Process - Radio Interview

By Yves Lermusi

I did recently a radio interview with Peter Clayton on my book Reference Check 2.0.

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How Will You Manage?

By Yves Lermusi

At Checkster we follow the labor trends closely, one good movie summary done by a vendor:

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Solution to Stretchers, Fakers, and Complete Liars,...

By Yves Lermusi

Have you ever asked yourself how many candidates are telling the truth during an interview?

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Interview with Recruiter Earth

By Yves Lermusi

Listen to the interview here: Interview

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What is the difference between Background and Reference Checks?

By Yves Lermusi

A recent article by Les Rosen, explains it well, while also endorsing Checkster's approach.

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Message to Candidates: Cheating Works... Sometimes!

By Yves Lermusi

See my latest article on ERE:

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Reference Checking is hot again!

By Yves Lermusi

There was a time when I would speak with people and they would say that reference checking was the best way to screen candidates, but not anymore. Fear of legal action and low compliance from participants reap poor results. Therefore, their judgment is based on reference checks performed that led to poor results, so they are convinced about their stance.
I would challenge this position and say that indeed poorly executed reference checks are a waste of time, but the Reference Check 2.0, as we call it at Checkster, is as good if not better than structured interviews. In order to prove it this, let’s look at this body of evidence.

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