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Human resources - Fit for purpose?

Martin Goodwill counts the cost of poor recruitment techniques and outlines the value of assessments in getting the right person for the job.

Suppose a manager in your business came to you asking for £10,000 with only a 25% likelihood of you ever seeing it again, let alone earning a return on it, would you give them the money? Probably not.

Yet that is exactly what your organisation does every time it allows its people to recruit new employees in the ‘traditional’ way (CV, interview, references).