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Lies, lies and more lies: Fact-checking CVs

Rebekah Matthias says:

Excellent read, very useful information in this article to take away with you.

Lies, lies and more lies: Fact-checking CVs

Darren Williams says:

I think this report is very useful. Often CV's can look too good to be true. When Health & Safety and client reputatuion amongst other factors are at risk, it's so important to check that what is reported on paper, is validated for reality. Sounds simple...but may not always happen. Great read!

Should you outsource occupational health to the Health and Work Service?

Aisla Nicholls says:

My concern is that these assessments are not going to be as timely as some we may source ourselves. I don't especially want to be hanging around waiting for H&WS when I can get someone seen by our provider within a week or two...

Lies, lies and more lies: Fact-checking CVs

Anna Jonas-Gibson says:

It's worth noting that sometimes candidates are advised by 3rd parties (professional CV writers, help to work schemes, career advice courses and sometimes even recruitment agencies) to "streamline" their CV so that they make the selection cut. Although this is not to be condoned, many are very open about this at interview stage so it's well worth probing further into any of those perfect looking timescales. Great reminder of the importnance of probing in this article.

Lies, lies and more lies: Fact-checking CVs

Natasha Gilchrist says:

Such an excellent, relevant article. Great read!!

Three-quarters of IT professionals bullied at work

Karen Waite says:

These really are shocking statistics and a concern for HR to ensure they support the IT professionals. Although it is not surprising when you consider that introversion is a trait in IT professionals. Also from my experience the way they communicate is different to their HR colleagues, which usually creates misunderstanding and conflict.

Lies, lies and more lies: Fact-checking CVs

Alan Lisle says:

Good article. If someone is worth their salt in whatever industry they must be known. Well worth a couple of calls which could save the company more than money. Reputation, credibility and trust of the client, candidates and employees.

Liberal Democrats propose higher tax-free allowance

Keith Appleyard says:

Whilst it's welcome news for people on low incomes (including pensioners) to get to keep more of their money, the downside is that if they are entitled to services more oriented towards demand-side subsidies, then they will lose out. There needs to be more focus on supply-side subsidies in order not to penalise the ultra-low paid.

Lies, lies and more lies: Fact-checking CVs

Keith Appleyard says:

Considering how much time and effort goes into conducting an interview, and the trial and tribulation you can go through if you hire the wrong person, its only common sense to take an hour to check their CV. Keep it simple : ask if they are on Facebook or LinkedIn, and ask them to log on (ie without having to tell you their password) so that you can see their most recent entries. It won't save you from anyone who has gone to the bother of creating a fictitious identity, but seeing a person claiming to have lots of experience More...

Are UK employers embracing graphology?

Stephen Bevan says:

Back in the 1980's I carried out research looking at the predictive validity of a range of employee selection techniques. It's important to bear in mind that, even if pen & paper tests, assessment centre exercises, interviews or graphology are reliable measures of 'personality' there remains considerable uncertainty about how consistently 'personality' is related to job performance and whether we can even measure it consistently. My understanding is that handwriting is regarded by graphologists as a form of expressive behaviour which is thought to reveal things about disposition. In France, where there is a much more standardised approach to teaching More...

Two in five managers not taking full holiday allowance

Ian Dyer says:

Why are you given a holiday allowance if not to take it. It's not simply about being away from work but the recuperative powers of that time whatever you choose to do. There's plenty of truth in the saying 'all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy' - perhaps not dull, but holiday time can help you sharpen up and return refreshed for all the work challenges that await. Quite simple, holiday - TAKE IT - it's the only reason it's there!

A new era of talent management

Gautam says:

Potential could be also assessed by the Learning Agility of an individual on the stated parameters:- ie:people agility;change agility;results agility;mental agility & Self Awareness agility. It drives individual to leap for higher responsibilities in any give complex situation,

A new era of talent management

Bob Gately says:

Sorry for my previous comment, it lost all the formatting when posted. How do I fix it?

A new era of talent management

Bob Gately says:

Hello Claudio, thanks for the article. "Past experience is no longer the only indicator of future potential." It never was the only indicator nor was it ever a very good indicator. I suspect that the idea that past experience predicts future success stems from managers who promoted their best performers into new positions, e.g., junior account to accountant, and observed success once again. However, they were doing the same job working for the same manager, at the same employer. "Flexibility is the key to executive recruitment and talent management" Flexibility is still not enough. 80% of employees self-report that they More...

Only one-quarter of recruiters check CV claims

Keith Appleyard says:

Considering how much time and effort goes into conducting an interview, and the trial and tribulation you can go through if you hire the wrong person, its only common sense to take an hour to check their CV. Keep it simple : ask if they are on Facebook or LinkedIn, and ask them to log on (ie without having to tell you their password) so that you can see their most recent entries. It won't save you from anyone who has gone to the bother of creating a fictitious identity, but seeing a person claiming to have lots of experience More...

Critics of Ulrich Model ignore new progress, says Dave Ulrich

Anu J says:

Models are the best form of learning. But while implementing, customization of the model, improving and using it appropriately according to the business need is the call. It would be foolish just to copy and paste a model in the professional world.

Are UK employers embracing graphology?

Sheila Lowe says:

There have been numerous peer-reviewed research studies done that support graphology. Anyone interested is welcome to download a limited listing from www.ahafhandwriting.org Sheila Lowe, MS, CG President, American Handwriting Analysis Foundation

Are UK employers embracing graphology?

Tom Dick Harry says:

Why scientists with vested interest in the discipline have not published any resrearch proving the validity of their hard earned occupation.

Women at the leadership table

John Ludike says:

No doubt about it female graduate STEM talent being groomed for significant leadership roles of the future.

Are UK employers embracing graphology?

erik rees says:

It is important to point out that so far only scientists with a vested interest in disproving the discipline, have run tests on it. Our main problem is that because graphology is not as yet officially accepted, any Tom Dick or Harry can set himself up as a practitioner. The exams to qualify are extremely tough and if anyone claims to be an analyst, you must ensure that he tells you 1) which organisation he belongs to 2) where he qualified and 3) in which area of graphology he is active. Erik Rees

In this issue: August 2014
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Balancing act – Have we finally reachd a tipping point around flexible working practices?

 

Bedding down – Inside the Dorchester Collection

 

High voltage – Is the future of fleet electric?

 

Cream of the crop – Barriers to effective talent management

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