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Why Managers Fail and What Can Be Done About it

2020-04-19T17:41:22+00:00May 11th, 2016|

3 Key Factors for Senior Management Success When assessing management level candidates, the 3 questions that are needed to be answered are: Did the candidate exceed expectations? What lasting value did he build for the organization? Who did he develop? In interviews, candidates often focus mainly on showing they met or exceeded their financial outcomes [...]

What are Illegal Interview Questions?

2020-04-19T17:41:23+00:00May 5th, 2016|

Illegal Interview Questions Any question that could lead to a person being denied employment because of discriminatory beliefs is normally unlawful in most so-called advanced countries. Hiring managers should not ask about any of the following attributes because it would be considered contrary to equal employment opportunity and  anti-discrimination laws. Age Gender Ethnicity Religion Disability [...]

Balanced Interviewing: Getting the Complete Picture

2020-04-19T17:41:23+00:00May 4th, 2016|

  It is not that past failures are bad. Most successful business people feel strongly that experience with failure is essential to the development of well-adjusted, adaptable leaders. A person with more than 10 years of working experience who claims to have never seriously blundered might not be a risk-taker or mature in his or [...]

Dealing with Resume Deceptions

2020-04-19T17:41:24+00:00May 3rd, 2016|

  This fact should not reduce a candidate's value (much) in the eyes of experienced hiring managers. However, many candidates use various common tactics to reduce the unsightly impact of breaks and blemishes in their resumes. These tricks are generally not considered fraud but it is up to the interviewer to ask specifics about each [...]

“Blacklist” Candidates

2020-04-19T17:41:24+00:00May 2nd, 2016|

  Previous Failed Candidates Candidates who were assessed in the past by one manager but deemed unsuitable can usually be considered again by another manager or department in the same company. The exception is when the candidate fails the reference check, background confirmation or some other important indicator of past performance or integrity. The result [...]