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How to Compare a Canadian to an American For Hiring or Promotion

By Yves Lermusi

Reference check feedback from Canada must be similar to feedback given in the United States right? Wrong. In a piece we published regarding global rating behavior, Checkster analyzed online survey responses of 26,297 respondents from 8 different countries who were asked to rate over 5,000 workers.

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How to Stop Hiring Bad Candidates

By Yves Lermusi

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.

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How to Compare Global Candidates for Hiring

By Yves Lermusi

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.

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What Makes a Good Reference Check?

By Yves Lermusi

What makes the Checkster reference check reliable?

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Reference Checks, a Primitive Practice or a New Transparency?

By Yves Lermusi

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.

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The Best Way to Prevent Abusive People Entering Your Organization? Ask For Confidential Feedback From Past Colleagues…

By Antony Yi

The past weeks until even now reveals nothing but an apparent history of ongoing harassment, abuse and scandals throughout Hollywood. Why is this the case particularly against highly worshipped celebrities, actors, and directors?

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Don’t Trust Candidates, Trust Their Colleagues

By Yves Lermusi

Think references never say something negative about a colleague or you for that matter? Think again.

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Can Technology Prevent Sexual Harassment?

By Yves Lermusi

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?

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Are Organizations’ Reference Check Non Participation Policies A Waste of Time?

By Yves Lermusi

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.

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