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Fake Referees Make Cynics of Recruiters

Back in 1889 Oscar Wilde philosophically mused that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life".  The notion that events in the real world are inspired by creative works, rather than the other way around, manifested itself rather topically within my own business this past week. Well that is if…
Jonathan Rice
September 15, 2016

The Demise of Reference Checks

My week has been filled with reference checks.  Giving references.  Taking references.  Four references for one candidate and still no offer.  One reference  for a candidate with an immediate offer.  Nominated referees not returning messages.  Un-nominated referees begrudgingly giving references.  Extra long references peppered with drilling-down questions thrown up by…
Jonathan Rice
November 27, 2014

Dodgy Recruitment Referees

The issue of dodgy refereeing has been prevalent at the World Cup over the last couple of weeks.  Even our very own kiwi ref Peter O'Leary has become enemy number one in Bosnia by upholding an incorrect offside decision, effectively denying Bosnia-Herzegovina a route through to the last round of…
Jonathan Rice
June 26, 2014