Candidates May Lie But Statistics Don’t Lie

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Most common Resume Lies

Industries Most LIkely to Lie

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Ironically, these statistics don’t lie! (No pun intended)

In fact the statistics above underscores the critical importance of effective interviewing.

Let’s face it. Many job seekers will not stop at anything – including lying through their teeth during interviews – just to get that job you are offering.

With 57% of candidates lying about their skills, and 55% lying about their job accomplishments, it is ample warning to all of us hiring managers to keep our eyes and our ears open.

Unfortunately, most hiring managers (including HR professionals) are not trained in effective interviewing and selection skills. But yet, these untrained hiring managers are expected to be the Gatekeepers of their organisation.

As Gatekeepers for your organisation, the onus is on you to ensure you hire only the right people into your organisations.

The fact is the strength of your organisation is only as good as the people who live and work within it.

As Dee Hock, ex-CEO of VISA International, once said:
“An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.???


An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it. ~ Dee Hock


What Dee Hock is saying is very clear:

People are the real assets of an organization. What is critical is not the form or the structure, but the substance of the organization; and the substance of an organization is its people.

And the only way for hiring managers like you to be effective Gatekeepers of your organisation is to learn to be effective interviewers and talent spotters.

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April 28, 2015

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