Are reference checks still necessary?

Reference checking is traditionally seen as the last stage of the recruitment process; the final hoop to go through before you can make a formal offer to the candidate. Many employers simply don’t bother checking references – only 62% of HR professionals believe you should conduct reference checks and nearly half admit they don’t always

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Are you chasing purple squirrels?

A purple squirrel is a term from the recruitment industry used to describe a job candidate with exactly the right education, qualifications, experience and skill set to perfectly fit a role’s requirements. A purple squirrel candidate should be able to pick up a role with no training and no downtime. Sounds too good to be

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