Reference checking for cultural fit: How to do it and why it’s important

Reference checking for cultural fit: How to do it and why it’s important

A call to your candidates’ referees can help you determine whether they’ll survive and thrive within your organisation. But according to cultural change expert, Sandra Wood, from Great Managers, you have to know what you’re looking – and listening – for.

Diversity in the workplace: How taboos block workplace productivity

Diversity in the workplace: How taboos block workplace productivity

Sexual orientation and gender identity still seem to be workplace taboos with six out of 10 non-LGBTI workers believing it’s unprofessional to talk about these topics at work. On the International Day Against Homophobia, we explore how companies can create a more inclusive workplace culture.

Beyond the CV: How well do you know your candidate?

Beyond the CV: How well do you know your candidate?

Being able to adequately verify a candidate’s professional history is a vital cog in the employment process, but finding the right ‘fit’ takes more than reading their CV. We reveal how to uncover a candidate’s broader character.

When once isn’t enough: The checks that need re-checking and why

When once isn’t enough: The checks that need re-checking and why

You do your due diligence by conducting the necessary background checks on incoming employees, but do you routinely re-check them post-appointment? If not, you could be putting your business, staff, and customers at risk.

AI in HR – hype or inevitable reality?

AI in HR – hype or inevitable reality?

Fast-forward to 2035. CVs are in the history dustbin. Instead, you have a real-time digital snapshot of your career history, which is scanned by a cloud-based resume robot. A microsecond later, you are offered an interview, which is also conducted by AI programs using virtual reality technology. The job offer takes slightly longer to arrive – a few seconds – but it also comes with a personalised onboarding guide, compiled by AI apps. But is it a plausible scenario?

How to introduce a new screening policy into your workplace to create a trusting culture

How to introduce a new screening policy into your workplace to create a trusting culture

Organisations need relevant and thoroughly vetted information in order to make informed hiring decisions. That’s why a standardised approach to screening is best for building a positive company culture. Risk is inherent to any hiring process, but potential liabilities can balloon if there is no standardised approach to screening potential employees. For modern organisations, deploying…

eBook: How to attract & retain good staff in the disability sector

eBook: How to attract & retain good staff in the disability sector

According to recent research, only 43 per cent of disability services providers expect to meet demand in 2018, due in part to an inability to recruit the workers they need or to provide additional services within lean price constraints. Our latest eBook provides an insight into the recent changes within the sector, and practical tips…

Hiring for culture: How to find the right fit

Hiring for culture: How to find the right fit

Just because someone impresses on paper doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the right ‘fit’ for your organisation. Here’s how hiring for culture can boost your business.

Case Study: How a top Australian university attracts and retains the best staff

Case Study: How a top Australian university attracts and retains the best staff

Higher education is a low-turnover and highly competitive sector, with hiring mangers always on the lookout for new ways to streamline recruitment and attract the best staff. Travis Moore, Curtin University’s Deputy Director of People and Culture (HR), explains how CVCheck has improved the university’s hiring practices.

CV fraud – more common than you think

CV fraud – more common than you think

CV embellishments are more common than you think – even at the senior levels of high-profile companies. Those lies, whether big or small, can unfortunately catch out the most experienced recruitment teams.

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