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May 03

Assessing Candidate Commitment

With candidates being so hard to find, and employers making generous counter-offers to stop those thinking of leaving from doing so, what can you do to determine whether someone showing...
Apr 01

Act Fast. How to Make a Confident Job Offer After Just One Interview

Good candidates are hard to find, and when you do find them they typically have other interviews lined up and even job offers on the table already. You need to...
Feb 23

Keeping Selection Standards High in a Candidate-Scarce Labour Market

I was talking to the owner of a small Chartered Accounting business last week who told me that they were so desperately short staffed that they would “literally take on...
Aug 27

Testing in Lockdown

If you’re using psychometrics (personality profiling and/or ability testing) as part of your recruitment and selection process, here’s a brief reminder of what you should consider during the uncertainty of...
Jan 16

How to Disable Adobe Flash

You have two options for disabling Adobe Flash in most browsers. If you need or want to keep Adobe Flash around for whatever reason, you can set your browser to...
Dec 03

The Most In-Demand Skills & Roles for 2021

The world of work and the skills required are constantly changing – this year more than most. So, if you're looking to add to your team, it pays to keep...
Oct 31

Assessing Candidate Committment

At People Central, we've recently been hearing more and more about the topic of "candidate commitment" from clients who are dealing with candidates pulling out of final-stage selection processes.  You...
Oct 31

What Matters to Candidates Now? How to Secure Top Talent in a Cautious Market

With the working lives of so many Kiwis impacted by COVID-19, it’s understandable that candidates’ priorities are changing too. Notably, job security has emerged as a strong focus for candidates....

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