Introduction An employment interview, whether using a structured or unstructured format, is an important element in the recruitment and selection process – with it usually being the first time you will have met the candidate face-to-face. It is also important to have consistency regarding the questions you ask each candidate so that you can compare… Read More
“When you must choose between experience and enthusiasm, choose enthusiasm.” Unknown Of course, one has to be careful not to allured by enthusiasm alone.
For those of you who like a firm handshake, here are some interesting research/study findings: Researchers asked 237 participants aged under 30 to exert as much force as they could on a hand dynamometer, which measures grip force in pounds. The results showed that strength scores were lower for both men and women than they were… Read More
Although most interviewers during the recruitment process will ask relevant and appropriate questions, not everyone is so enlightened according the CIPDs People Management magazine (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development). “A new list of the most shocking questions in recent UK graduate interviews, compiled by lawyers Thomas Mansfield, takes us back to the heyday of… Read More
A recent case illustrated the pitfalls of dealing with a former employee who has previously brought a case against their employer, then applies for another role at the same organisation. In Das v Ayrshire and Arran Health Board, Das had been employed as a specialist doctor for nine years. during this time he made a… Read More