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June 29th, 2017

Cheryl McCormack

Employers

Skills Testing Increases Recruitment Accuracy

Companies that don’t rely on effective hard and soft skill testing before employing staff, run the risk of having under-skilled staff that jeopardise productivity levels and can end up costing the company time and money in training, staff turnover and re-employment. Through my many years of recruitment, I have seen just how crucial pre-employment skill […]

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June 6th, 2017

Cheryl McCormack

EmployersJob Seekers

The benefits of incorporating temporary staffing

Temps can jump in quickly to meet the demands of increased workloads and employee absences. Making it part of your organisation’s staffing model means you have flexibility throughout the year, to quickly meet expected and unexpected workload demands and staffing changes. Some common reasons our clients hire temps include employee absences (such as illness, vacation, […]

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May 30th, 2017

Cheryl McCormack

Employers

No need for high fees in recruitment

  Cheryl McCormack, Director & Principal Recruiter argues that there is no justification for charging high fees especially considering that as the salary package rises the ratio gets more out of kilter. The tasks involved in sourcing talent have evolved into a trickier landscape involving effective key words in advertising, SEO across platforms and an […]

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December 7th, 2016

Cheryl McCormack

EmployersJob Seekers

Working with Children Check (WWCC) – Why do I need one?

So you’ve decided to apply for a job working around children? Great! You’ve obviously decided that it’s a fun, engaging and rewarding way to work.  Just be aware there are a few protocols you will need to undergo so you can enter the interview process well prepared and ready to work in this industry. One […]

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November 10th, 2016

Cheryl McCormack

Job Seekers

Librarians – the original and still the best search engine!

So, you work in a library or maybe you are thinking of a career in one? There are many myths surrounding how we view a typical librarian. However, in todays’ modern world it takes more than reading glasses, a hair bun and a creaky old book cart to succeed in this career!! These days’ library […]

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November 4th, 2016

Cheryl McCormack

Job Seekers

Up in the Clouds with Payroll – the challenges payroll employees face!

We understand the complexities for payroll employees – so let’s talk about it! A challenging role for the numerically minded and a vital role within any company, yet for payroll employees the role can be thankless!! Staff expect to be paid and paid correctly so if there’s a mistake or a misunderstanding as the payroll […]

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December 3rd, 2015

Cheryl McCormack

Employers

Job Adverts: Yawn vs Wow!

Now that you have sorted out the behavioural characteristics evident in your high performers and have stripped your Job Description of all the Foggy Language nailing that “spot on” vernacular, you are ready to design a cracking advert – one that will hook the talent you are seeking, well that is the aim anyway! So […]

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October 22nd, 2015

Cheryl McCormack

Employers

Designing Powerful Job Interview Questions (Part 2)

We left off in our last discussion around the understanding that strategically designed interview questions can elicit different responses assisting the interviewer in separating probable high performers from middle and low. In ‘Designing Powerful Job Candidate Interview Questions (Part 1) we reviewed research carried out by Mark Murphy (2012) Leadership IQ, where it was found […]

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October 15th, 2015

Cheryl McCormack

Employers

Designing Powerful Job Interview Questions (Part 1)

So now that we have looked at the questions to keep away from when planning to interview your screened candidates now let’s look at those that need to be covered if you are to successfully decipher low from high performers. Low performers and high performers react quite differently to certain situations and yet very much […]

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October 2nd, 2015

Cheryl McCormack

Employers

Interview Questions – Don’t Ask These!!

If you have been following this series of blogs by now you will have developed a list of the behavioral characteristics ‘Characteristics of High Performers’ evident in your high performers, worked on reflecting this in your Job Description remembering to remove any ‘Foggy Language’ followed by designing advertising that will catch the eye of the […]

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