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January 2024

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Lately, I've noticed a concerning trend with New Zealand's employers. Job interviews, once a platform for connection and mutual evaluation, have morphed into a mere checklist exercise. And it's not just me observing this; countless candidates echo the sentiment.   Here's my take: while checklists cover essential points—like flexibility, no bullying policies, diversity and inclusion, and certification—much of this is becoming lip service. Don't get me wrong, these are all critical things. But selecting the right person for a role should go beyond mere compliance.   With our ever-growing culture of 'busyness', many organisations need to take the time to reflect and truly understand what they need from a candidate. It's like everyone's on this relentless time dollar clock. And I get it. In many ways, relying on a checklist is