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HRM CA | 08 May 2014, 07:27 AM Agree 0
A candidate could have all the right qualifications and still be rejected for the job. HRM finds out HR’s dealbreakers.
  • Holly | 08 May 2014, 12:45 PM Agree 0
    For me, yes, it's some of the above ... but the biggie is a wishy-washy, feeble handshake!
  • Willo | 08 May 2014, 08:11 PM Agree 0
    This article reflects so many things that drive me crazy with many HR people.
    I can agree with the "blunders" list, but surely we are passed the point of rejecting candidates who do not perfectly reflect our own behaviours and values.
    Most HR people are extroverts....and Caucasian. Rejecting people because they don't smile or make eye contact eliminates shy or introverted people, people of different cultures, and people who are nervous with the pressures of an interview for a much needed job.
    These characteristics actually tell very little about the talent, commitment and skill of candidates.
    All it tells us who we like, and feel comfortable with and who we don't.
    Surely, as the gatekeepers to our corporations, we can do better than this.

    As the gate keepers to corporations, surely we can do better than this!
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