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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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Neuroscience on feedback and reference checking

By Yves Lermusi

I was pleasantly surprised when I read the following excerpt in neuroscientist Daniel Amen’s book titled Magnificent Mind at any Age:
“When interviewing people for a job position in your company, it is critical to know about their past jobs.
Remember, the best predictor of current behavior is past behavior. You want to know what they excelled at, what, if anything, went wrong, and what other people thought of them. Many people have blinders to their own weaknesses, so talking with others can provide essential information. Reference checks are a key component of good business.”

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Why 360s should always include a Growth Mindset

By Yves Lermusi

Managers using 360 tools should not forget one critical element for successful implementation: A Growth Mindset.
Watch this video of Carol Dweck, Stanford psychology professor, especially 3:07-3:40 if you are a manager.

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Quality of hire metric: how to measure it

By Yves Lermusi

Have you ever asked yourself the following questions:
• How good is my new hire?
• Did I promote the right person?
• Am I good in this new job?

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Reference Checking meets Leadership

By Yves Lermusi

When does reference checking meet leadership?
Often people ask us why we provide reference checking AND 360 feedback tools?
The obvious connection can be seen on slide 42 of one of the most downloaded leadership presentations on the web.
Note that Checkster doesn't only allow you to run reference checks but also allows you to get free simplified feedback on yourself or more complete feedback on your team.

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