Guess What, People Lie On Their CV’s!

Guess what, people lie on their CVs. You probably know that already, but here are some alarming facts on the matter. 63% of CVs contain discrepancies, up 15% in the last decade! Some contain slight embellishments, like someone exaggerating the scope of their responsibilities, others, damn right lies, like someone claiming to be employed by [...]

Once You’ve Found The Best Candidate, How Do You Hold Onto Them?

Once you’ve found the best candidate, how do you hold onto them? Finding the right person for your business can be costly, whether it’s time or money.  It can be even more costly if you have to do it again because it didn’t work out - and they decide to leave. Often you think you [...]

How Many Of Your Existing Staff Would You Re-employ If You Had The Chance Again?

Have a think about this question, for a moment. If you’re struggling to answer it straight away, have a think about this: There’s 3 types of employee, in our view: The “Linchpins” – the people the business relies on The “Presentees” – hey, at least they turn up and try The “Mood hoovers” – those [...]

The Risk of Recruiting Like-Minded People

You get on best with people like you – those who are like-minded, those who do as you do, those who see the world as you do. So, when it comes to recruitment, it’s unsurprising that we tend to favour like-minded people. What’s the problem with that, we hear you ask? If everyone in my [...]

How to Find and Keep Great Employees!

How to find and keep great employees. Finding and keeping great people is difficult, made even more difficult at the moment with with low unemployment in a tight job market. Whether it’s tied to a feeling that the younger generation just don’t have the work ethic “like they used to” or the anguish of watching [...]

Is a Slow Worker, a Bad Worker?

Is a slow worker a bad worker? Often we think this is so, but is it, really? What’s our view at Anderson Scott? Well – it depends. It sounds as though we’re sitting on the fence, but we’re not. For us, it’s about having a more granular approach to recruitment rather than one that is [...]

What’s the True Cost of a Bad Apple?

What’s the true cost of a bad apple? What’s the true cost of a bad hiring decision? Well, it’s probably more than you think. Based on studies, the average cost of a mis-hire is six-times base salary. This can be even higher for a manager or senior executive – 15 times and 27 times base [...]

How to Interview a Candidate to Identify the Right Behaviours

How to interview a candidate to identify the right behaviours.   In our previous blogs, we have argued that to find the right person for the right role, behaviour is more important than experience - and yet it is experience where most recruiters focus their attention. They ask questions based on someone’s CV, around what [...]

Is Your Recruitment Process Current, Based On Today’s Challenges?

Is your recruitment process current, based on today’s challenges? It’s a fast-moving, dynamic business environment out there. To succeed, people are key; they are your greatest asset. A fast moving environment requires people with certain attributes. Forbes, the authoritive business magazine, recently published the top 5 qualities to look for in hiring people, in order [...]

Should a bad reference stop you from hiring someone?

So you have done your interviewing and made your offer to your new hire. All is looking good until you receive the references. We’ve all been there! The reference comes back and it isn’t a glowing one. What would you do? You’d probably do what the vast majority of people do facing this situation? Dismiss [...]

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