Tag Archives: interview

Not seeking references on new hires — help or heresy? (UK)

Interesting question from a client the other day  – what if we simply gave up asking for references on new hires?  Just stopped it altogether and so saved all the HR time and delay and cost implicit in the reference-checking process?  Instinctively your response is not to be so daft, everyone always seeks references so … Continue Reading

“Nine rudest things that interviewers do to job seekers”, sort of

For those looking to inject a bit of spice into 2015’s recruitment programme, and courtesy of financial news website, Hereisthecity.com [link], we present “The nine rudest things that interviewers do to job seekers”. This is on closer review a rather limp selection, not close to the sort of ritual humiliation seen https://www.employmentlawworldview.com/napoleon-walks-hr-tightrope-in-uk-call-centre/ or the breathtakingly … Continue Reading

Blog Post Feedback – MANY THANKS

I was very pleased to receive one of this blog’s first printable comments on our Penguin/Sombrero piece last week.  It is always reassuring to know that there are real readers out there!   Previous comments have included one ferociously racist in nature and a series of gently commendatory remarks which turned out to be spam for … Continue Reading

“A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say?”, and other interview questions

HereIsTheCitynews.com (HITCN) recently ran a piece on left-field recruitment interview questions, including the one in the title, “What kitchen utensil would you be?”, and the potentially lethal “On a scale from 1 to 10, rate me as an interviewer”.  Would you seriously want to tell the Employment Tribunal that your disputed selection decision between man … Continue Reading