Thang Do
Thang Do, Project Intern at SavvySME

Attracting talent and recruitment

Does referral boost the confidence to distinguish a good candidate from a bad one?

In this question, I'd like to focus on part time/casual job section. If you are a business owner or manager, who are responsible for hiring new employees, how would you describe your hiring process?How often do you have to find yourself calling up a candidate's references and does it helps you to distinguish a good candidate from a bad one?If you can spare 2 minutes of your time, I'd be really appreciate if you could quickly answer a survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TJ3LN22.We are currently working on a project that helps SME owners to improve the productivity when it comes the hiring process.

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Shannon Young

Shannon Young , Coach - Accelerator of People's Performance at The Care Factor

Quick clarification but the title is confusing. A referral is different from a reference. A referral is when someone recommends someone for the job and a reference is what the candidate gives you to check his employment history (and character if you can).

I do this process for a small business so will complete the survey.

Let me know if you want to chat further about this.

thanks

Shannon

Thang Do

Thang Do , Project Intern at SavvySME

Thank you for completing the survey, Shannon! Perhaps it was my poor choice of word. To re-phrase that, what I'm interested in is that "do recommendations from... read more
Thank you for completing the survey, Shannon! Perhaps it was my poor choice of word. To re-phrase that, what I'm interested in is that "do recommendations from the previous employers help to distinguish a good candidate from a bad one"? Also, I'd love to have a chat with you at some point to discuss this topic further.
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Shannon Young

Shannon Young , Coach - Accelerator of People's Performance at The Care Factor

Also just so you know I did 1 as most important and then 2 as next most important. it didn't say in the survey so i am letting you know in case others do it the opposite way.

Lisa Ormenyessy

Lisa Ormenyessy , Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at Straight Talk Group

Thang, my view is that the quality of the questions being asked by the potential hire of the ex-employee (referee) is key. Some personal faves which may help ... read more
Thang, my view is that the quality of the questions being asked by the potential hire of the ex-employee (referee) is key. Some personal faves which may help readers are "what do you wish you knew about the person before you hired them" "Is there anything else I should know that I haven't covered" and 'which management style was best suited to this employee"
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