Tag Archives: recruitment errors
What can you get from a CV or résumé?

  Last week a Grapevine reader sent me a CV (curriculum vitae) he had received from a candidate, asking me if I thought it was a good candidate. It was a very poor CV, but that doesn’t mean the candidate … Continue reading

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Should you ask all candidates the same questions?

  Should you ask all candidates the same questions?     My very first job as a school governor (equivalent to a school board member) was to recruit a new deputy head.     It was quite clear who the … Continue reading

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5 Recruitment Mistakes You Must Avoid – Thinking you are done when your new hire starts.

  Induction – the final but crucial step in the recruitment process     I once worked with a company that made transformers. My project there reduced their turnover rate to 25%. This meant that, as a result of my … Continue reading

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5 Recruitment Mistakes You Must Avoid – Why you don’t need the ‘best person for the job’

  Why you don’t need the ‘best person for the job’     When recruiting, most people insist they are out to get the ‘best’ person for the job. And of course that is an admirable aim, but a useless … Continue reading

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5 Recruitment Mistakes – 1 No preparation

  5 Recruitment Mistakes You Must Avoid – Mistake number 1: no preparation   Last week I identified five recruitment mistakes. This week you can find out how to avoid the first mistake – not preparing properly. I remember seeing … Continue reading

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