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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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How Top Fortune 500 Companies Do Their Hiring Reference Checks

By Yves Lermusi

You might think that a company like Wal-Mart, which employs over a million workers every year, would be tempted to cut a few corners—such as skipping on reference checking—in its hiring practices. If so, you’d be wrong. Read more

3 Questions to Avoid When Checking References

By Yves Lermusi

According to one CareerBuilder survey, 58% of hiring managers reported that they had caught a lie on an applicant resume. Unfortunately, resume embellishment is not only fairly common, it also seems to be on the rise. Thirty-three percent of hiring managers surveyed reported that they have seen an increase in false information since the economic recession. Read more

4 Ways to Evaluate Reference Checking Services

By Yves Lermusi

According to a poll conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, 48% of businesses surveyed outsourced some or all of their reference checking. It’s no secret that reference checking can be a pain. Traditional phone checks require considerable time and effort and often lead to a lot of fairly useless information. Outsourcing this arduous process to a reference checking service is a great way to save a lot of time and money while also drastically improving the quality of your hires. Read more

How Reference Checks Can Help You Avoid an HR Disaster

By Yves Lermusi

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey,  56 percent of people lie on their resumes. Read more

How Automated Reference Checks Improve Your Quality of Hire

By Yves Lermusi

According to a  recent research report by Glassdoor, the time required to hire new employees has grown dramatically in the last few years. The average interview process in the United States requires nearly 23 days, and those numbers are even higher internationally. Clearly, finding quality candidates takes time, but what can you do to ensure that you are making the most of the hiring process and finding the best talent? Read more

The Best Questions to Ask During a Background Reference Check

By Yves Lermusi
After a long and hard search, you’ve finally found someone you believe is the ideal candidate. He/she has all the right experience. He/she is articulate and personable. He/she is well groomed and presents a thoroughly professional appearance. He/she even graduated from the same university as you/shares your love on hobbies and grew up in your neighborhood. What luck! You can’t wait to make the offer and get this rock star on board. Read more

3 Ways to Speed Up Your Reference Checking Process

By Yves Lermusi

According to a  survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, 76% of organizations conduct reference checks on all job candidates. The majority of employers reported verifying former employment, employment dates, job titles, degrees, job responsibilities, and any licenses and certifications. Read more

3 Modern Day Approaches To The Reference Checking Process

By Yves Lermusi

According to SHRM, more than half of all resumes and job applications contain falsifications ranging from simple exaggerations to outright lies. A whopping 70% of college students admit that they would lie on their resume to get a job. This can make finding and selecting the right candidate for a position difficult for talent recruiters and hiring managers. So what can you do to prevent becoming a victim of resume fraud? How can you fine-tune your reference checks to separate the wheat from the chaff? Read more

5 Talent Acquisition Trends to Know for 2016

By Yves Lermusi

Attracting and securing the talent that’ll move your organization forward is serious business and hardly sounds like anything you’d associate with the word “trendy.” Read more

How To's: 360 Assessment Tools

By Yves Lermusi

For the workplace that wants to take a comprehensive look at employees, managers, and all other staff members, using the right assessment tools, like the 360 assessment tool, is something that should be done. Not only does this tool take a look at individuals in an organization, from all levels, it allows workers to find out how they are doing, based on the feedback of their peers, managers, HR, and other staff members in the organization. So, no matter what kind of feedback you want to receive, the 360 assessment tool is a great way to get the feedback from all levels, and for a number of employees.

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