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What could HR learn from the Chinese Social Credit System?

By Yves Lermusi

Do you consider yourself a good person overall?  Someone who is fairly polite and aware of your behavior and choices and how they may affect others?

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How Collective Intelligence Can Build and Develop Incredible Teams

By Susan Van Klink

Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to build several incredible teams. After bringing new team members on board, I focus on understanding what makes them tick, their personal and career aspirations, strengths, and areas for development.

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The Legal Issues of Reference Checking

By The Checkster Staff

When trying to evaluate a candidate using feedback from their references, it’s frustrating to get a stone wall response from these references, who say they cannot provide you with the info you’re looking for.

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Elon Musk’s Favorite Interview Question

By Yves Lermusi

It’s not too surprising that the Tesla CEO and father of SpaceX might pepper an interview with a brainteaser or two before settling into a more traditional discussion with a potential candidate. Here is one of his favorites:

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Best Reference Check Questions

By The Checkster Staff

Good reference check questions help you understand candidates competencies more deeply and verify the claims that candidates make in the interview.

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Has HR Technology Actually Improved Anything?

By Susan Van Klink

For the last 20 years as both an HR practitioner and as an HR Software executive, I’ve witnessed dozens of HR tech companies claim to dramatically improve the hiring process.

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$156M given to improve Quality of Hire!

By Yves Lermusi

Believe it or not, classified ads have been around for almost four centuries.* They’ve obviously changed significantly over time from the first ad in a newspaper in 1625, to the online “for sale” items available on just about every app you use today.

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How to Structure Reference Checks

By The Checkster Staff

Checking candidate references is crucial for verifying their fitness for your open job, but when is the right time to check candidate references?

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Why are CHROs paid 10 times less than CFOs?  And what to do about it...

By Yves Lermusi

I recently was reading an HR Executive survey on CHRO pay.  The best paid CHRO earns about $8M a year all in.  Pretty impressive. And if you consider compensation as one measure for how much value you add to the world, it’s great to finally see HR get the recognition it deserves.

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Poor measurement of talent quality

By Yves Lermusi

How often do you find yourself returning a meal at a restaurant? Not that often, right? In fact, it’s usually only when the food has a pretty big issue: maybe it tastes terrible or is severely undercooked. I think this serves as a perfect analogy for involuntary turnover.

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