CVs are poor indicators of success say recruiters

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CVs are poor indicators of success say recruiters

Bill Goodwin

Some 67% of recruitment managers do not believe that CVs are a useful indication of future success, research by Cranfield School of Management has revealed.

Nearly 80% of those who use panel interviews and 86% of those who take up references said they do not find them useful predictors of future performance.

A high proportion of organisations have similar negative views about advanced selection techniques such as competency-based interviews, assessment centres and psychometric tests.

Despite their reservations, most organisations continue to use these techniques to fill vacancies, with 96% using written references, 89% panel interviews, and 88% CVs.

 

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