- Five questions you should never ask during an interview
- I'm sure you know by now that the law doesn't allow any discrimination against an employee or job applicant (Employment Equity Act).
So when you plan your interviews with job applicants, protect yourself and your company by making sure you avoid questions that may be discriminatory. Because if you're found guilty of discrimination, you could get a penalty of up to 10% of your business turnover.... ››› more
- [02 March 2017]
- Warning: Think twice about recruiting a job candidate who talks badly about his past employer
- I bet this sounds familiar: You're in an interview and you ask a candidate to tell you about his previous employment.
He tells you his former boss was a nightmare.
But he doesn't stop there. He goes on about his previous company and how bad it was to work there.
As a potential employer, you need to think carefully about hiring this type of applicant.
Read on to find out why so you won... ››› more
- [20 January 2015]
- Avoid unfair discrimination claims from job candidates - Follow these four rules when drafting interview questions
- The Employment Equity Act makes it clear that mustn't ask questions a candidate could see as discriminatory.
If you do and you end up rejecting the candidate, he could claim unfair discrimination at the CCMA. And, as you know, a CCMA dispute is costly.
To avoid unfair discrimination claims from job candidates, follow these four rules when you draft your interview questions.
Don't let... ››› more
- [20 January 2015]
- Use these two tips to ensure your interviewers don't succumb to the 'groupthink' phenomenon
- If you use panel interviews to find the right candidate for the job, you must guard against the 'groupthink' phenomenon.
According to mindtools.com, 'groupthink' is a phenomenon that occurs when the desire for group consensus overrides people's common sense desire to present alternatives, critique a position, or express an unpopular opinion. Here, the desire for group cohesion effectively drive... ››› more
- [29 October 2014]
- If you want competency-based interviews to work for you, use these five expert tips
- Competency-based interviews are very useful if you want to find out if the candidate has the abilities to do the job.
But, like everything else, you have to put in some effort to get the most from competency-based interviews.
How do you do this?
Use these five tips to make competency-based interviews work for you when recruiting.
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- [29 May 2014]
- To host a successful interview, you first need to decide these two things
- The purpose of an interview is to determine three things about the applicant: Does the applicant have the ability to perform the job? Will the applicant be motivated to be successful? And will the applicant match the needs of your company?
But how do you achieve this and ensure your interview is successful?
Well, it all lies on two things. You first need to make a decision about them before ... ››› more
- [29 May 2014]
- Three simple things top recruiters look for during a job interview
- It's the little things that count when it comes to interviews.
In fact, an interview is very similar to a first date.
According to HR Pulse research shows you take between three and ten seconds to make your initial judgement of a candidate. For the rest of the time, you're validating whether or not your impressions are correct.
That's why it's crucial you look out for the little things d... ››› more
- [28 May 2014]
- Use these two tips when recruiting people with disabilities
- Over 4 million people live with disabilities in South Africa. The sad reality is people living with disabilities are often marginalised by employers.
In fact, HR Pulse says, when faced with the prospect of employing someone with a disability, many employers prefer to adopt ostrich-like behaviour and ignore the 'issue' rather than tackling it head on.
This is a BIG no-no, especially when rec... ››› more
- [26 May 2014]
- Never ask an applicant these three questions during a job interview
- If you think you can ask a job applicant any question you want to, you're wrong!
There are three questions you must never ask.
The reason? They're discriminatory. And this means you could face discrimination claims.
Don't take that risk. Never ask candidates these three questions when conducting interviews.
Three questions you can NOT ask when you conduct job interviews
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- [14 May 2014]