READERS’ VIEWS: 15-19 MAY 2017

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Employers should be forced to provide feedback says campaign

Commenting on your story last week, most candidates selected for interview are likely to be a close fit to the specification for the role or they would not have been selected.

The best companies score candidates following interview against the agreed attributes skillsets and preferred experience associated with the role, and this feedback can be made available.

However, it is frequently a question as to the way standard questions were answered – comparing one candidate with another. It is difficult to provide feedback here without disclosing the confidential matter as to how someone else answered the same question.

In so far as the Candidate Feedback lobby call in to question interview techniques on standardised questions asked of all candidates, note taking and scoring against predetermined criteria, I applaud the move. In a lot of cases, however, it will be that overall one candidate had a slight edge over the others and that is difficult to articulate to a disappointed candidate – hence the cliché “There were other candidates who in our opinion were a closer fit to the specification”.

Bill Smart, recruitment consultant

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Capita seeks £1bn funding as it unveils turnaround strategy

Outsourcer Capita plans to raise at least £1bn as part of a new strategy to turn the business around after it announced a loss of £513m in 2017.

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Parity Group disposes of ‘non-core’ Inition

Technology focused and staffing business Parity Group has announced the sale of Inition to Digital Communication.

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APPOINTMENTS: 23-27 APRIL 2018

This week’s appointments include: AMS, Audeliss, Goodman Masson, Oakwell Hampton

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FINANCIALS: US ClearStar reveals rise in revenues

US background checking firm ClearStar has seen revenues rise 11% year-on-year, according to its 2017 results.

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