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Interview & Candidate Abuse
Interview & Candidate Abuse

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 15, 2021

  Written by Steve Evans I first read the terms ‘Candidate Abuse’ and ‘Interview Abuse’, last year on BBC Capital and immediately had to know more....

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The Secret to Countering the Counteroffer
The Secret to Countering the Counteroffer

By Emily Le Grys on Sep 08, 2021

We are all increasingly aware that counteroffers are rife. And with a major talent shortage, they will happen even more often. Most recruiters have a few ideas on how to handle this, but they do too little, far too late. Welcome to the sophisticated recruiting 2021 and beyond.

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Hire Slow, Act Fast
Hire Slow, Act Fast

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 31, 2021

Every interaction with a candidate reveals their commitment and most importantly their attitude. Once you have your preferred candidate, you will know in the first 3 months if they are the right candidate because what they do in the first 3 months is what they will do for the next 30 years.

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Step By Step Guide To Shortlisting For Accounting Jobs
Step By Step Guide To Shortlisting For Accounting Jobs

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 18, 2021

The purpose of shortlisting is to assess candidate’s suitability and identify those who best meet the selection criteria and who are most likely to be capable of carrying out the duties of the job.

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Placing a Job Ad - How to Get the Most Bang for your Buck!
Placing a Job Ad - How to Get the Most Bang for your Buck!

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 11, 2021

Last month, we covered off how to write a compelling job ad, now it's time to start thinking about where to place it. Where you specifically place the ad will depend on who your ideal candidate is, so keep it in mind that you may need to use a variety of sources. We suggest you focus your effort on the advertising mediums that will give you most bang for your buck.

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Best Practice Tips For Conducting Reference Checks
Best Practice Tips For Conducting Reference Checks

By Emily Le Grys on Aug 04, 2021

Checking references can be time-consuming but it is a vital part of the hiring process. It verifies the information provided by the candidate on their CV, during the interview, and as part of the testing and assessment process. It also allows for any red flags & concerns to be debunked or confirmed.

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How to Write a Compelling Job Advertisement
How to Write a Compelling Job Advertisement

By Steve Evans on Jul 27, 2021

Writing a job ad or posting is just like writing any advertisement. If you take the analogy that the job is your product and the job seekers are your customers, you need to make a compelling case for why they should take time to apply for the vacancy.

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Qualifications vs. Experience - What's More Important
Qualifications vs. Experience - What's More Important

By Steve Evans on Jul 20, 2021

Choosing between qualifications versus work experience is often one of the most challenging decisions during the recruitment process, so it needs to be a decision made carefully. It’s best to consider both sides.

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Securing The Top Accounting Candidate With The Killer Question!
Securing The Top Accounting Candidate With The Killer Question!

By Steve Evans on Jul 13, 2021

Even though hiring managers do a great job preparing for the interview, putting a lot of thought and effort into interview questions and comparing candidates, at the end of the interview, they fail to ask THE question that could close the deal and secure the top candidate. So what's the question?

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The Science Behind Smart Hiring
The Science Behind Smart Hiring

By Steve Evans on Jul 05, 2021

Hiring is hard. General Managers know it. Partners know it. HR knows it. School principals know it. Hiring is hard because both sides are in the dark. But hiring is not hopeless, and like any consequential business decision, it has been exhaustively studied. This is the science behind hiring.

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The Case Against Hiring Like-Minded People
The Case Against Hiring Like-Minded People

By Giles Pearson on May 19, 2021

At some point in the selection decision, the over-used phrase ‘team fit’ almost always comes up. For some, ‘team fit’ simply means hiring someone else just like all the others; or just like me. At first glance, it seems a sensible enough decision, but what business opportunities are you missing out on if you keep hiring like minded people? Here’s a 2 minute read from two senior recruiters on the risks of hiring like minded people and 3 ways you can avoid it.

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Try Our Bad Hire Calculator
Try Our Bad Hire Calculator

By Giles Pearson on May 05, 2021

Giles Pearson, Director here at Accountests, explains how important it is to get the hiring process right the first time, and introduces the new Bad Hire Calculator tool, available now on our website. Use the calculator to work out exactly how costly it can be to your business to fix the issue of hiring the wrong candidate.

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