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Why you should never use resumes or CVs to sort your candidates

Nine reasons why you should never use resumes or CVs to sort your candidates This is the method most people use to identify the candidates they are going to invite in for a final interview. If you’ve ever found it difficult, you may be surprised to lea … Continue reading Why you should never use resumes or CVs to sort your candidates

What is the difference between objectives and KPIs?

A Grapevine reader sent in a question asking what the difference is between objectives, goals (or aims) and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) is. This is a common question, so here is an answer for you, in case have been wondering. OBJECTIVES Objective … Continue reading What is the difference between objectives and KPIs?

The Deadly Self-Appraisal Form and How to Fill It In

How to make the most of your appraisal or performance review Your System Check how the appraisal system or performance review works in your organisation. Often these things will have been updated with new forms and new ways of doing things since you la … Continue reading The Deadly Self-Appraisal Form and How to Fill It In

How To Find Out What People’s Values Really Are

Values tell you how people are likely to behave When I am working with clients on objectives, it often helps to clarify the difference between Values, Behaviours and Objectives: Objectives are what you need to achieveBehaviours are how … Continue reading How To Find Out What People’s Values Really Are

Employee Review and Appraisal Comments

Eighteen examples of what not to write in an appraisal.

Should you ask all candidates the same questions?

My very first job as a school governor (equivalent to a school board member) was to recruit a new deputy head. It was quite clear who the best candidate was and I can say, without doubt, that we recruited the wrong candidate. I arrived at the meeting a … Continue reading Should you ask all candidates the same questions?

Five key steps to a successful hiring and recruitment campaign

A vital recruitment tool that you need to be using is a task-based assessment that is not only a barrier to poor candidates, but is a great way of highlighting a really good candidate. But it’s not that simple. Before you even get to that stage there a … Continue reading Five key steps to a successful hiring and recruitment campaign