Hit the Easy Button

Recruiting is often an expensive proposition, but Dr. John Sullivan, an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley, says that there are several budget-friendly, and easy-to-implement recruiting tools that will make your life much easier. Here are a few to get you started:   Give me five. (more…)

Thanks Michael Wright and GroupM

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - By: Greg Moran - Tags: | |
Greg Moran here writing on my way back from Singapore to NY (via SF and Honolulu … don’t ask). A couple great days here in Southeast Asia with client and buddy Michael Wright, head of APAC Talent Acquisition for GroupM. Michael and I spent yesterday filming (more…)

Reference Checking Isn’t a Waste of Time, You’re Just Doing it Wrong

Phone based reference checking is an antiquated, cultural relic. It’s a throwback to a time when references answered their phones and gave candid insight on the potential of a candidate.   No more. The phone doesn’t get answered and, when it does, superficial information is provided.   Online reference (more…)

Think You Don’t Have Time to Reference Check? – How to Ensure a Good Hire

You wouldn’t really hire someone without first checking their references would you?  It may sound like a silly question, but it’s a valid one. Due to its tedious nature, and lack of results, reference checking has almost become a thing of the past.  As a (more…)

Interview with Peter Dean of

“ optimized our process and saved us a ton of time. It also provided information I have never had before. The insight it provides is dead on.” Peter Dean of gives us a look into how’s predictive talent selection tools helped improve his business: To (more…)

Think you have reference checking problems? Watch this video

There are dozens of reasons why companies don’t check references—none of them stack up against the tremendous value you get from a good reference check.   On top of that just compare it to the fate of those don’t check references as depicted in this (more…)

Managing Candidate Expectations –’s ChequedTV

Managing the Candidate Experience in your employee screening process. Setting expectations is the key. Understand the Why Why are you different? Why does the rigorous process aid the candidate? How can a candidate best utilize the system? Explain the Steps What are you asking them to do? What is the order of (more…)

Screening for Culture Fit –’s ChequedTV

We all know, when conducting employee screening, how critical culture fit is. But do you know how to really screen and interview effectively for it? Maybe you do, but do you other hiring managers. In this edition of ChequedTV we explore why (more…)

Use Reference Checking for Candidate Sourcing

Do you use reference checking (at least in part) for candidate sourcing and pipeline building? Many of the top companies do, but, there are some pretty passionate dissenting voices as well. We would love to hear your opinion. Join the conversation going on over at LinkedIn.

Candidate Sourcing from Reference Checking

Reference checking can be an important component in your recruiting and candidate sourcing process. This ChequedTV episode explains why you should do it and how to do it most effectively. Why Do it? You have more information on a reference provider than you think such as where (more…)