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Comprehensive, Personalized Candidate Screening Is the Key to Successful Hiring

Topic:
Comprehensive, Personalized Candidate Screening Is the Key to Successful Hiring
Date:
June 18, 2012 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
Presenters:
Will Barada, President(Barada Associates Inc)
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Description
With the cost of new hire training and company integration becoming increasingly expensive, finding the perfect candidate means more than excluding bad choices. Firms that hire individuals who match their corporate ethics, culture and business approach find those candidates have a better chance of “hitting the ground running” and have greater success and longevity in their jobs.

To accomplish these goals, many HR departments are turning to third-party screening firms. However, not all have the depth of expertise and experience this approach requires, especially when it comes to getting past the wall of silence interviewers often find when reference checking.

This presentation will detail tips for selecting a third-party screening firm that can successfully probe beneath the surface for detail-level information and can then analyze that data effectively and objectively.

Speaker Will Barada’s discussion will include:

1. Evaluating the questionnaires used by the firm, including detailing the boilerplate or checkbox approaches versus customizable; importance of not compromising objectivity or integrity.
(Session takeaway: Customized questionnaires are much more effective but also more difficult to produce safely.)
2. Determining the company’s level of expertise and success rate with reference interviews, including:
a. Obtaining interviews with less-obvious references that can provide meaningful information on the candidates.
b. Using specially trained professionals (and not employees at the hiring firm) that put references at ease and encourage them to provide detailed, relevant information.
(Session takeaway: References are more likely to talk to a third-party firm, but it takes a skilled interviewer to get them to really open up.)
3. Examining how extracted data will be analyzed and provided in reports and determining whether it provides sufficient information for the company’s needs.
a. Will all data (customized questionnaires and detailed interviews) be cross-analyzed?
b. Will reports draw a complete picture of the total person—including ethics, level of motivation, personal and professional goals?
(Session takeaway: Complete, objective reports don’t just exclude bad choices. They will ensure you identify the right ones.)
Who Should Participate
HR Professionals who are involved in the staffing process will benefit from this presentation.
What You Will Learn
In his presenation you will learn about: 1. Evaluating questionnaires used by the firm. 2. Determining how successfully reference interviews are conducted, including whether the screening firm seeks out additional references more willing to open up. 3. Exploring whether they use specially trained professionals that put references at ease and encourage them to provide detailed, relevant information. 4. Examining how extracted data will be analyzed and provided in reports and determining whether it provides sufficient information for the company’s needs.
Recommended Resources
Barada’s core presentation is based on 25 years of experience and this pitch was written based on the company’s internal knowledge base. However, scholarly citations can be incorporated into the final draft as supporting evidence.
Communities
Staffing and Recruitment
Screening, Assessment and Testing
Reference Checking
Employment Applications
Screening
Structured Interviews
Person-Job Fit
Situational Judgement
Biodata
Automated Qualifications Screening
Quality of Hire
Online Staffing and Sourcing
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Barada Associates Inc

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Name Comment Rating
Image of Jennifer Gregg Jennifer Gregg
Self Employed
3 / 5
Good Presentation
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Xerox Corporation (Headquarters)
3 / 5
Good Presentation
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Sabathier & Associates
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
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KRESS Employment Screening
2 / 5
Poor Presentation
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
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Petsky Prunier LLC
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Sarah Norton Sarah Norton
Alexander Interactive
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Tricia Feuerborn Tricia Feuerborn
American Century Investments
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Marian Morlock Marian Morlock
Tech Data Corporation
2 / 5
Poor Presentation
Image of Jim Patton Jim Patton
Self Employed
3 / 5
Good Presentation
Image of Jane Mansfield, PHR Jane Mansfield, PHR
FirstBank Where you Matter Most
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Terri Polette Terri Polette
Silicon Forest Electronics, Inc.
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
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County Of Marin
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
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D's Audio Visual Solutions
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Suzanne M Suzanne M
HR Solutions for Success
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Stacy Carson Stacy Carson
Pinstripe, Inc
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Elvira Wolford, PHR Elvira Wolford, PHR
Bethune-Cookman University
5 / 5
Excellent Presentation
Image of Dorothy Sterling Hill Dorothy Sterling Hill
County of Lackawanna Transit System
very clear good examples. Spoke of real world issues and relates to our daily issues. 4 / 5
Very Good Presentation
Image of Mark Mapes Mark Mapes
QBE The Americas
Very well done and very helpful. 4 / 5
Very Good Presentation

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