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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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Temp to perm testimonial (Kerrie Scarpellino)

Once again Cheryl, you have found a great position that suits my needs and skills. I will be forever grateful to you. Last year was difficult but thanks to you and your team I have  met some terrific people in great organisations. I will keep in touch and thank you and the team again for everything. 

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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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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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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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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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Nancy M (September 2015)

I am absolutely thrilled to be offered permanency at Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria. I wish to greatly thank you and your staff for all the efforts in securing this position and for believing in me and encouraging me to move forward.  I could not have done this without your support and the support of your incredible […]

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Foggy Language: A Huge Issue in Recruitment…

We can all bring to mind examples of well-meaning yet long winded statements pertaining to the desired characteristics of the perfect employee; packed full of ambiguities that only serve to demonstrate a lack of precision and clear thinking. One example of such rhetoric often found in Job Descriptions and advertisements is; ‘To perform the role […]

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Loving our Payroll!

Thanks for all your advice Teaghan. Most of all thanks for the fastest payroll process and payment of wages that I have ever experienced! Very professional.  

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Detecting Candidates with Great Skills but Poor Attitude…

So everyone knows how to detect those candidates who just simply have a poor attitude as well as those that have a great attitude but poor skills – the ‘People Pleasers!’ But what about those that present with fabulous skills sporting a CV that knocks your socks off!! Make no mistake that this is the […]

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