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What Makes the Hire Good? What Influences You?

Hiring managers have a hard job. They want to objectively hire the best candidates, but they are inherently subjective humans like the rest of us. Thus, the goal of doing 6 Sigma for recruiting is allusive. Note this quote frrom a Forbes piece on getting work in a pandemic. “Candidates who can run video meetings […]

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You Need Real Candidate Data, So We Dig Deeper

A while back we had a purchasing director candidate for a Western company. For us it was a standard reference check, but it had that result that always makes us shake our head.  You see the reference loved candidate, and that is where it got interesting. You see we always find real candidate data. The […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Trustworthy Focus

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Getting the Best Candidates by Know, Like, Trust

Getting the best candidates on the market by Know Like Trust is valuable. However, many companies do not apply this important marketing idea to recruiting. First, companies may think candidates are a dime a dozen and treat accordingly. Second they do not realize that candidates are checking them out at the same time. This is […]

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Real Data Recruiting in China – For Better Decision Making

Most recruiting in China and in the world is done with one eye open and one eye closed.  Most companies also would say they do real data recruiting.  However, they are then doing real data recruiting with that one eye. What about the other eye? What I mean by one eye closed is that experienced […]

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Fingerprinting Check in – Problem Solver or Symptom?

A company I knew installed a fingerprinting check in device as knew many people were taking time off without permission. After they installed, they felt that problem was fixed. Then one day 2 years later someone signed in twice in a 15 minute space. Specifically, a manager signed in at work.  A few minutes later […]

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Are High Pressure Interviews Best or Not?

High pressure interviews should be reckoned as history. Unfortunately some managers think they can squeeze the truth out of a candidate like toothpaste. They use what we call the machine gun method. By giving the candidate extreme pressure and no time to think, they believe they can get to the truth. SHI Group,  on the […]

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Transparency in Recruiting? How Valuable Might it Be?

Let’s Think Transparency Transparency in recruiting is a word that sometimes gets thrown around. What is Transparency? Dr John Townsend tweeted (@drjohntownsend) an eye catching definition,  and let me paste it below: Transparency is a combination of three aspects: openness, messaging and ownership. When these are in place, health enters the system and good things happen. […]

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